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Portrait of a Woman
Date: ca. 1770
Culture: Japanese
Dimensions: image: 14 1/2 in. x 10 in. (36.8 x 25.4 cm) sheet: 15 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (39.4 x 26 cm) mat: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Medium: color woodblock print
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Fillette Many
Label Text: Utamaro was known for bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women) in the okubi-e (large head) style. These exaggerated, elongated faces were popular in the 1790s. Utamaro was not only quite famous within his lifetime among Japanese collectors, but became immensely influential long after his death when late 19th-century Western artists discovered the "classical" ukiyo-e prints.
Object Number: 1960/1.325
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