Woman Dressing

Hashiguchi Goyō Japanese

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Kodaira Tomi, the model for this sensual figure, appears in other Goyō works. Here she holds a narrow green sash between her teeth while her bare toes peek out from beneath a long under kimono (nagajuban) decorated with motifs of red butterflies and flowers on a white ground. Goyō, who had created a series depicting beautiful women in 1920, was growing in skill and fame when he died suddenly and tragically of meningitis at the age of forty-one.

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

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