1797 or 1798
(Japanese, c. 1754–1806)
Color woodblock print
Sheet: 38.9 x 25.5 cm (15 5/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.361
Takigawa, one of the most famous Yoshiwara courtesans at the Ogiya brothel, is shown here after her bath. Comparing this print with the other portrait of Takigawa by Utamaro (see Woman Drying Her Hands [1930.219]) illustrates how pose, gesture, and clothing can suggest different moods for the same individual.
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