The Courtesan Takigawa of Ogiya (from the series Seven Aspects of Komachi in the Green Houses)

The Courtesan Takigawa of Ogiya (from the series Seven Aspects of Komachi in the Green Houses)

1797 or 1798

Kitagawa Utamaro 喜多川 歌麿

(Japanese, 1753?-1806)

Color woodblock print

Sheet: 38.9 x 25.5 cm (15 5/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.361

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Takigawa, one of the most famous Yoshiwara courtesans at the Ogiya brothel, is shown here after her bath. Comparing this print with the other portrait of Takigawa by Utamaro (see Woman Drying Her Hands [1930.219]) illustrates how pose, gesture, and clothing can suggest different moods for the same individual.

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