Woman Applying Lip Rouge

Maker(s)
Artist: Hashiguchi Goyō 橋口五葉 (1880-1921)
Historical period(s)
Taisho era, February 1920
Medium
Woodblock print; ink, color and mica on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 41.5 x 28.8 cm (16 5/16 x 11 5/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1993.50
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
Japan, Taisho era (1912 - 1926), woman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Label

The effect of the colors in this print enhances the charm of the youthful model, who looks intently into a hand mirror as she applies lip rouge with a brush. Although the pattern on the kimono is quite similar to that of the garment in Woman Holding a Towel (see F1993.52), the differences in color selection produce markedly different images. In contrast to the print exhibited to the right, which has a trace of implied shading on the sleeves of the garment, this print follows more closely the conventional flat coloration of traditional Japanese prints.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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