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)

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, - A Woman and a Cat. ca. Edo period The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Geisha Walking through the Snow at Night, Kitagawa Utamaro, ca. 1797

Geisha on a Snowy Night by Utamaro. A geisha walks with an umbrella in a snowstorm, accompanied by a male attendant carrying a lantern and a lacquered black box containing her shamisen.

Two-panel Japanese Kano-school screen painting of cranes on gold leaf, early Edo Genroku period, c. 1700 <3

Two-panel Japanese Kano-school screen painting of cranes on gold leaf, early Edo Genroku period, c.

Two-panel Japanese Kano-school screen painting of cranes on gold leaf, early Edo Genroku period, c. 1700 <3

Two-panel Japanese Kano-school screen painting of cranes on gold leaf, early Edo Genroku period, c.

Kitagawa Utamaro

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.

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A Nagasaki Geisha, ca. 1800 Artist not identified Japan Ink and color on paper

The Oiran Nishikigi of Yotsumeya with Her Kamuro  Isoda Koryûsai  (Japanese, 1735–1790)  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: ca. 1776 Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper

The Oiran Nishikigi of Yotsumeya with Her Kamuro Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, Period: Edo period Date: ca.

Albert Herter: Portrait of Pilgun Yoon   Like many exotic narratives, the story of Aladdin and his magical lamp enjoyed popularity with theater audiences during the early 20th century, as did productions enlivened by elaborate costumes and sets, and Asian acting troupes. In creating this image of a Korean actor in the role of Aladdin, Albert Herter referred to the strict frontal poses employed in formal Chinese portraiture. The elaborate pattern of the robes is based on Qing dynasty court…

Albert Herter: Portrait of Pilgun Yoon Like many exotic narratives, the story…

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