An image of The coquettish woman

Kitagawa UTAMARO

(Japan 1753? – 1806)

The coquettish woman

Other titles:
Woman, Blossoming variety of [women's] speech styles: The coquettish woman
Location
Not on display
Further information

Utamaro dominated 'ukiyo-e' of the 1790s. The master of the female psychological portrait, he captured every nuance of his subjects' sensual persona. One of Utamaro's innovations was the 'large head' print ('okubi-e'), where the focus was on the face and upper body, thus allowing the viewer to relate to the individuality of the person portrayed.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.249.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615–1868
Year
1802
Media
Print
Medium
colour woodcut
Dimensions
37.3 x 25.8 cm
Signature & date

Signed l.r. in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Utamaro hitsu [drawn by Utamaro]". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1930
Accession number
4368