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Seated Woman

Accession Number

Seated Woman

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper

13 3/4 in. x 9 7/16 in. ( 35 cm x 24 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Barbara Harding Brown

Subject matter
This print features a literary reference, likely to the Tale of Genji, as indicated by the illustration and text in the open book depicted at top left. The crests that arch across the top may indicate this print is part of a series.

Physical Description
A woman in kimono sits with her sleeve to her mouth. The kimono is decorated with fall leaves, and she sits behind lacquwe tea ware. Above her are crest-like decorations in blue, backgrounding the open pages of a book.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
color print

Additional Object Classification(s)

Collection Area

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lacquer (coating)
literature (writings)

1 Related Resource

Literacy, Reading, and Writing
(Part of 10 Learning Collections)

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On display