Also on these boards
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753?–1806). Geisha Walking through the Snow at Night, ca. 1797. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP1665) | A geisha walks with an umbrella in a snowstorm, accompanied by a male attendant carrying a lantern and a lacquered black box containing her musical instrument, a shamisen. It is a dreamlike scene. The snow is falling thick and fast, but there is no indication of snow on the ground. #snow
Kitagawa Utamaro alone, of his contemporary ukiyo-e artists, achieved a national reputation during his lifetime. His sensuous female beauties are generally considered the finest and most evocative bijin-ga in all of ukiyo-e. He succeeded in capturing subtle aspects of personality, and transient moods, of women of all classes, ages, and circumstances.
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753–1806). A Woman and a Cat, ca. 1793–94. Edo period (1615–1868), Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP1672)