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夏衣の女
Woman in Summer Clothing

Artist:
Hashiguchi Goyō (Japanese, 1881–1921)
Period:
Taishō period (1912–26)
Date:
1920
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 17 3/4 × 11 1/2 in. (45.1 × 29.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
JP2432
Not on view
The woman seated in front of a dressing stand with a blue towel is the artist’s lover Nakatani Tsuru. This dazzling modern beauty, closely holding her sheer summer kimono and gazing out at the viewer, is also an homage to Kitagawa Utamaro (1753–1806). The hairline, splashed patterns (kasuri) on the summer kimono, and rendering of the model’s breasts and arms visible through her thin kimono demonstrate Goyō’s exceptional skills.
Signature: Taisho ku nen roku gatsu Goyo ga (Painted by Goyo in June in the ninth year of Taisho)
Seal: "Hashiguchi Goyo"
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