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Women at Takanawa Beach

Artist:
Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1790s
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
15 13/16 x 9 3/8 in. (40.2 x 23.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Henry L. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939
Accession Number:
JP2825
Not on view
Utagawa Toyokuni, Kuniyoshi's teacher, was the most influential artist of the Utagawa school. Toyokuni's tall, elegant women share the ideals of beauty codified in the late eighteenth century by Utamaro and Kiyonobu. In this print, the center sheet of a triptych, three women and two boys are walking along the Takanawa Beach, a sightseeing spot near Shinagawa in Edo (Tokyo).
Signature: Toyokuni ga

Marking: Censor's seal: Kiwame
Henry L. Phillips , Hyannisport, MA (until d. 1939; bequeathed to MMA).
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