Beauties at the Seashore

c. 1765–92

Ippitsusai Bunchō 一筆斎 文調

(Japanese, dates unknown)
Image: 41.3 x 54 cm (16 1/4 x 21 1/4 in.); Overall: 134 x 72.8 cm (52 3/4 x 28 11/16 in.)
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Bunchō portrays the popular subject of cooling off by the water on a late spring or early summer evening, as suggested by the willow. The seated lady enjoys her pipe-smoking—a popular pastime for Edo women. In the background, some fireworks are set off from a small boat.
Beauties at the Seashore

Beauties at the Seashore

c. 1765–92

Ippitsusai Bunchō

(Japanese, dates unknown)
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)

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