Woman in Summer Dress

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Maker(s)
Artist: Hashiguchi Goyō 橋口五葉 (1880-1921)
Historical period(s)
Taisho era, June 1920
Medium
Woodblock print; ink, color and mica on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 44.9 x 28.9 cm (17 11/16 x 11 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison
Accession Number
S1993.49
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
Japan, Taisho era (1912 - 1926), woman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Henry Edwin Robison 1913 - 2008

Label

In contrast to Goyo's other prints of women, where the model poses in three-quarter view, the artist portrays the model Nakatani Tsuru in an unusually direct posture facing the viewer. Her gauzy kimono, printed in black tones over gray, subtly reveals the contours of her body. A silvery mica background heightens the effect of the simple composition, where the central figure is balanced only by the edge of a lacquered mirror stand and an informally draped cotton towel.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum