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Two women at a house.

Two women at a house.

Robert Brewster Stanton photographs

A woman carrying her infant daughter to a shinto temple for the Miya Mairi ceremony of naming, accompanied by two women and a man servant bearing gifts

A woman carrying her infant daughter to a shinto temple for the Miya M...

Kiyonaga is considered one of the great masters of the full-color nishiki-e print and of bijin-ga, images of courtesans and other beautiful women. Like most ukiyo-e artists, however, he also produced a number o... more

Two women standing before a screen looking at a water plant growing in a bronze dish

Two women standing before a screen looking at a water plant growing in...

Utamaro was born in 1753 in Edo (Tokyo) and died in 1806. He is considered the leading Japanese printmaker and painter of bijin. Utamaro started his career as a student of the master painter Toriyama Sekien. Ut... more

Two women viewing evening scenery for the veranda of a house

Two women viewing evening scenery for the veranda of a house

Unlike almost any other Japanese printmakers, Koryūsai was a samurai. He was born in 1735 and worked as a samurai in the service of the Tsuchiya clan. He became a masterless rōnin after the death of the head of... more

Two women and an infant boy

Two women and an infant boy

Utamaro was born in 1753 in Edo (Tokyo) and died in 1806. He is considered the leading Japanese printmaker and painter of bijin. Utamaro started his career as a student of the master painter Toriyama Sekien. Ut... more

Two women walking with a small boy

Two women walking with a small boy

Utamaro was born in 1753 in Edo (Tokyo) and died in 1806. He is considered the leading Japanese printmaker and painter of bijin. Utamaro started his career as a student of the master painter Toriyama Sekien. Ut... more

Two women seated in a parlor by a bamboo stand overwhich an overcoat has been thrown, thus forming a sort of kotatsu.  One of the women holds an incense burner.  In the background is a go table

Two women seated in a parlor by a bamboo stand overwhich an overcoat h...

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... more

Two women in a pleasure boat. One of the women is pointing to some ducks swimming in the river near the further bank

Two women in a pleasure boat. One of the women is pointing to some duc...

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... more

A man and two women at a tea house at Wada no Ura, overlooking the sea; the women seated upon wooden benches and the man adjusting the fastening of a straw sandal held in his hand

A man and two women at a tea house at Wada no Ura, overlooking the sea...

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... more

Two women on the engawa of a house by the sea, looking out across the water.  On a point of land in the distance a fisherman's straw thatched cottage with bare surroundings

Two women on the engawa of a house by the sea, looking out across the ...

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... more

A Yoshiwara woman arranging flowers in a bronze vase and two women looking on

A Yoshiwara woman arranging flowers in a bronze vase and two women loo...

Shunshō first came to Edo to study haiku and painting. He became a noted printmaker of actors with his first works dating from 1760. Though originally a member of the Torii school, he soon broke away and began ... more

Two women with wide straw hats, under a willow tree in an autumn gale. Wind-blown suzuki grass indicates the season of the year

Two women with wide straw hats, under a willow tree in an autumn gale....

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... more

Two women on the sea shore, one of them stooping to pick a blade of coarse grass growing at the water's edge.  In the background are fishermen's thatched huts upon  a point of land jutting out into the sea

Two women on the sea shore, one of them stooping to pick a blade of co...

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... more

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