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Dancer

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
17th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Ink, color, and gold on gilt paper, mounted on a lacquered screen
Dimensions:
20 x 16 15/16 in. (50.8 x 43.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.520
  • Description

    In this painting, as on stage, the bold designs of the dancer's robe accentuate her striking presence and fluid movements, while the more delicate outlines of her hands and face show the emotional nuance of her art.

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