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Standing Beauty

A work made of hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on paper.

Date:

1661/73

Artist:

Artist unknown
Japanese, active 17th century

About this artwork

In this idealized depiction, a beautiful woman with a confident expression holds her kimono as she strides with purpose. The bold print of her garment—which features designs of large flowers, waves, and a square water-well motif near the bottom—was the height of fashion during the mid-17 th century. At this time, many paintings of individual beauties with blank backgrounds were produced for an eager urban market.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Title

Standing Beauty

Origin

Japan

Date

1656–1678

Medium

Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on paper

Dimensions

66.0 × 27.0 cm (26 × 10 5/8 in.), including mount and knobs: 145.8 × 39.6 cm (57 7/16 × 15 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Frederick W. and Nathalie C. Gookin Endowment

Reference Number

1989.207

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