Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H. 14 1/8 in. (35.9 cm); W. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Not on view
A geisha walks with an umbrella in a snowstorm, accompanied by a male attendant carrying a lantern and a lacquered black box containing her musical instrument, a shamisen. It is a dreamlike scene. The snow is falling thick and fast, but there is no indication of snow on the ground. Utamaro, a prolific ukiyo-e artist, specialized in vivid depictions of graceful, attractive women.