Matching with Five Colors of the Floating World: White

Utagawa Kunisada (aka Toyokuni III)

Matching with Five Colors of the Floating World: White

1845

woodblock print

14 1/4 by 10 in., 36.2 by 25.5 cm

Scholten Japanese Art

New York, NY

212.585.0474

Under $2,200

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A half-length portrait of a beauty seated before a kyodai (dressing table) holding a mirror behind her head in order to carefully apply white make-up to the nape of her neck. Her open robe reveals the curves of her breasts and the detail in the mirror held aloft (printed slightly blue to emphasize the reflection), focuses attention on the erogenous zone of her neck.