The Faddish Type from the series Ten Types in the Physiognomy of Women

婦人相学十躰浮気之相図

c. 1793

Kitagawa Utamaro 喜多川 歌麿

(Japanese, c. 1754–1806)
Sheet: 36.9 x 25.4 cm (14 1/2 x 10 in.)
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Only two impressions from this series have pink mica.

Description

The pose in which Utamaro presents this beauty is typical of Japanese painting and prints. The three-quarter face is rendered with the simple outline of the eyebrow and cheek, a single line for the nose, narrow eyes, and half-parted, petal-like lips. Not the likeness of a specific individual, the print instead portrays a particular mood or character. The pink mica background was created by covering the image of the woman with a stencil and then brushing mica mixed with pink color and an adhesive onto the background. The print comes from a series that represents women from different classes.
The Faddish Type from the series Ten Types in the Physiognomy of Women

The Faddish Type from the series Ten Types in the Physiognomy of Women

c. 1793

Kitagawa Utamaro

(Japanese, c. 1754–1806)
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)

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