Mother and Child

Kitagawa Utamaro Japanese

Not on view

As in a number of the prints in this exhibition, the reflection of the mother and child in this image enables us to see the figures from two sides. Here, a dog raises its paw, perhaps in imitation of the baby's elevated hand. Such mother-and-child prints by Utamaro influenced the work of Mary Cassatt.

Mother and Child, Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806), Woodblock print; ink and color on paper, Japan

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