Woman in Summer Kimono

Hashiguchi Goyō Japanese

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The woman seated in front of a dressing table and mirror with a blue towel is the artist’s lover, Nakatani Tsuru. A dazzling modern beauty, she closely holds her sheer summer kimono and gazes at the viewer in a pose that pays homage to artist Kitagawa Utamaro (1753–1806). The fine flower-diamond patterns on the figure’s robe and the rendering of her hairline and body, visible through thin fabric, demonstrate Goyō’s exceptional skills.

Woman in Summer Kimono, Hashiguchi Goyō (Japanese, 1880?–1921), Woodblock print; ink, color, and mica on paper, Japan

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