Label copy This print is from a series of bust portraits of famous tea-house beauties. The inscribed comic poem on this print reads: In the spring breeze Is a fragrance more lovely Than a branch of plum The poem suggests that the beauty in the print works at the Plum Tea-house. The glass goblet would still have been a rarity in Utamaro’s time. Although the pigment on this piece has faded, it is considered a rare work of the artist.
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