Young Woman Reading as Older Woman Writes

巻物を読む美人と字を書く年上の女

Japanese
Edo period
1790s
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Yamashiroya Tôemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35 x 23.3 cm (13 3/4 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2158

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The composition suggests a pair of prints, 11.14282 and 21.6374, published about 1793–94 by Tsuruya Kiemon, that show beauties of the current generation paired with their counterparts of the previous generation.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection