Jul 7, 2014

Woman by a Plum Tree Matched with the Wisteria Maiden (from a series of women compared to figures from Otsu paintings)

Woman by a Plum Tree Matched with the Wisteria Maiden (from a series of women compared to figures from Otsu paintings)

c. early 1830s

Yanagawa Shigenobu 柳川 重信

(Japanese, 1787-1832)

Color woodblock print (surimono)

Sheet: 20.2 x 18.5 cm (7 15/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1921.319

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The print includes a portrayal of the otsu-e maiden behind the dancer to emphasize the subject’s origins in festival dances (see also Wisteria Maiden [1963.96]). The print is a surimono, an elaborately printed image designed for private distribution among friends or members of a poetry club.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Print

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