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Two women cooling down after a bath, one putting rouge on her lips

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia Japan (place of creation)
    Date
    1778
    Artist/maker
    Torii Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815) (designer)
    Material and technique
    woodblock, printed with water-based vegetable pigments
    Dimensions
    mount 81.2 x 28.4 cm (height x width)
    print 69 x 12.1 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Presented by Mrs Allan and Mr and Mrs H. N. Spalding, 1952.
    Accession no.
    EAX.4076
  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 24 August-30 November 2005, Beauties of the Four Seasons, Mitsuko Watanabe, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), no. 7 on p. 14, p. xiii, illus. p. 15

Glossary

vegetable pigments

  • vegetable pigments

    Vegetable pigments were used to create coloured dyes for Japanese prints, paintings, and textiles. These pigments often faded over time due to the chemical reactions they underwent.

Location

    • currently in research collection

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Publications online

  • Beauties of the Four Seasons by Mitsuko Watanabe

    Beauties of the Four Seasons

    Two women wearing yukata are cooling down after taking a bath on an autumn day. The woman with the fan still has her hair tied up with a white ribbon to keep it dry and in shape. The other woman is putting on her lipstick while looking at a mirror.

    The ‘singing of the insects’ suggests autumn.
  • Beauties of the Four Seasons by Mitsuko Watanabe

    Beauties of the Four Seasons

    Two women wearing yukata are cooling down after taking a bath on an autumn day. The woman with the fan still has her hair tied up with a white ribbon to keep it dry and in shape. The other woman is putting on her lipstick while looking at a mirror.

    The ‘singing of the insects’ suggests autumn.

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