Half Portrait of Two Beauties: Komurasaki and Hanamuraski of Tamaya

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Title

Half Portrait of Two Beauties: Komurasaki and Hanamuraski of Tamaya

Creator

Hidemaro

Format

woodblock print
22.3 x 35 centimeters

Description

This woodblock print depicts serene figures applied in the half length portrait style on (okubi-e). This style was developed by Utamaro in 1791. It focuses attention on facial expression and demeanor to disclose more perfectly the inner beauty and character of the female subject.

Source

Gift of Hugh W. Sanford Jr.

Citation

Hidemaro , “Half Portrait of Two Beauties: Komurasaki and Hanamuraski of Tamaya,” Ewing Gallery Permanent Collection, accessed September 19, 2019, https://ewinggallery.omeka.net/items/show/247.

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