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Modern Beauties No. 5: Girl Cutting Iris
Date: 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Dimensions: image flush: 8 1/4 x 12 1/8 in. (21 x 30.8 cm) mat: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Medium: woodblock print
Credit Line: Gift of Charles L. Stroh
Label Text: Toshikata Mizuno was born shortly after Commodore Perry's ships forced Japan to re-open to Western influence and trade. He was trained in printmaking just as the market for prints and the "floating world" culture declined. Japan was being modernized. To make a living, Mizuno did a variety of print-work. He specialized somewhat in bijin-ga, though the popularity of traditional prints of Japanese beauties had passed.
Object Number: 2014.20
Currently not on view