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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Utamaro signed this work as “Utamaro the feature reader (physionomist)” and turned the serious science into a light-hearted rendition of a capricious young woman posing casually while wringing a towel. It is important Cultural Property.

History of the Object
This work is from Utamaro’s series of portraits from the waist up, which suddenly made him a popular artist. It is an early work made using polychromy.

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Type
Print 
Materials
1 sheet 
Measurements
Width 24.3cm Height 37.8cm  
Creator name
Kitagawa Utamaro 
Creator date
1753-1806 
Where it was made
Japan 
Geography
Japan 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century; Edo Period 
Function
 
Acquisition
It is the current policy of the Tokyo National Museum not to publish the acquisition history of its collection on the Internet. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Tokyo National Museum 
Museum
Tokyo National Museum 
Credit line
Tokyo National Museum 

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