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Catalog number 57.15
Artist Eishi Hosoda
Title Poetess in a Carriage
Object Name Print
Description Eishi mainly depicted full-length human figures in a refined manner. His ukiyo-e women are elegant and quiet, and like dolls, they are motionless. Their faces do not reveal their feelings, perhaps because Eishi was from a samurai family whose view of women was strongly influenced by the notion of the ideal woman. "Poetess in a Carriage" depicts a noble woman in her carriage dressed in 12th century style with long flowing hair; the two women to the left have Edo period costume and coiffures.
Medium/Material Ink on paper
Dimensions H-14.375 W-9.625 inches
Year Range from 1790
Year Range to 1804
Search Terms Asian
East Asia
Japan
Figural
Edo period
18th century AD
Geishas
Ukiyo-e
Print, woodcut
Exhibition and Publication History *"Discover! Selections from the G-TM of Queens College," Citibank L.I.C., 10/15-12/7/90, no catalogue.
*"Goddess, Worker, Mother, Symbol: Images of Women in World Art," G-TM, 1994, #49. J. Saslow, Curator.
*"Master Prints of Four Centuries," Staten Island, 1997.
*"Master Prints...," Gallery Collection of S.I. 1998-99
*"Director's Choice, Part II," G-TM, 10/10-12/20/02. A. Winter, Curator.
* "The Light of Infinite Wisdom: Asian Art from the Godwin-Ternbach Museum and Other Collections," A. Winter, X. Lin, Curators, G-TM, 10/15-12/20/2003, #45, ill., p. 22.
Culture Japanese