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Courtesan Hitomoto of the Daimonjiya House: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Date

2002-02-28

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Utamaro was a master of conveying the practiced ease and elegance of the "Floating World's" reigning courtesans. Here he depicted Hitomoto of the famous Daimonjiya brothel. Her fastidious coiffeur contrasts with the casually disheveled robes-the outer layer of which slips provocatively off her shoulder.
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