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Woman With Comb (1795-1796)

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About the Art

A courtesan holds up a fine, tortoise-shell hair comb to her face and runs her delicate fingers through the teeth. The comb is so fine that she is able to peer through it, represented with a wonderful translucent effect in the print itself.

Utamaro's prints of beautiful women are all about the sensuous interplay between what is revealed and what remains hidden. As the woman's beauty is glimpsed through the translucent comb, her robe falls to one side to reveal a hint of cleavage.

Utamaro was one of a few leading ukiyo-e artists of the 1790s, and he excelled and mastered the bijin-ga genre of pictures of female beauties. He was known for his ลkubi-e, or "large-head pictures". Utamaro is held as perhaps the greatest exponent of Bijin-ga prints, depicting geisha and courtesans of the day with an exquisite line and a playful style.

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