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Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
River-Opening Ceremony at Ryôgoku in Bunka Era Edo
1889
Gift of Pearl Sellards
1985/1.181C

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
[Reproduction] Chûshingura: Lady Receiving a Love Letter
1880 – 1930
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1948/1.183

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
River-Opening Ceremony at Ryôgoku in Bunka Era Edo
1889
Gift of Pearl Sellards
1985/1.181B

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
Meisho koshikake hakkei: Young woman with a glass goblet
1790
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.116
The kneeling figure in the foreground is grand courtesan Hinatsuru.  Her kamuro (attendant) is arranging a vase of chrysanthemums beside her. The circular inset contains a poet and his poem addressed to the two of them:<br />In its wake<br />The autumn grasses wither.<br />Indeed, the mountain wind<br />Has now become a gale.
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
Courtesans of the Chôjiya: Hinatsuru and Her Attendant
1785 – 1795
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1948/1.184
This is a triptych, displaying all three panels at once. In the left panel, a woman squats, holding a book, on which stands a man holding an umbrella. Another standing woman looks over her shoulder at it. In the center panel, an older man is seated on a bench with a brush or pipe in his hand. A woman looks at him over her shoulder. In the right panel, two woman stand with two girls. One of the girls is half hidden behind the woman on the left and gesturing forward. The other girl looks up at the two woman. In the background are white flowering trees as well as some calligraphy.<br /><br />
This is a set with 1948/1.185 and 1948/1.186.<br /><br /><br />
 
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
Complete Illustrations of Yoshiwara Parodies of Kabuki: Courtesans of the Matsubaya
1798
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1948/1.187

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
Meisho koshikake hakkei: Waitress with a teacup
1790
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.115

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
In Front of the Matsubaya Tea Shop
1789 – 1801
Museum Purchase
1938.9

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
River-Opening Ceremony at Ryôgoku in Bunka Era Edo
1889
Gift of Pearl Sellards
1985/1.181A

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
Women's Occupations: Sericulture (1 of a series of 12 prints): weaving
1797 – 1807
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
1950/1.207

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
(Reproduction) Woman after a Bath
20th century
Gift of Herbert Barrows
2002/2.80
This is a portrait of courtesan and her attendant. The courtesan wears a kimono with overall cherry blossom patterns and a darker color cloak with fan, plover and wave design lining with overall cherry blossom design silk; the cloak is slipping from her right shoulder. Her obi is draped in front; it has overall hollyhock pattern. Her face is white; Her hair is sculpted like a balloon on the top and has broad wings to the side. Tortoise-shell comb and multiple hairpins adorn the hair. She is strolling toward the right. Her attendant is walking behind her, her face and body partially hidden by the courtesan. She wears the matching kimono with plover and wave design; her kimono has long sleeves (furisode), whose openings are tied with ribbons. Her obi, with peony and geometric design, is tied at the back. Her hair is in the similar shape as the courtesan but not too exaggerated. But she wears an enormous hair accessory consisting of cherry blossoms and tassels, made of silver. Her face is also in white. The pain
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
Courtesan in procession
1793 – 1795
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1962/1.104
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