Standing prostitute wearing a kimono with plum-blossom motif, c. 1715

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Artists of the Kaigetsudō school, whose designs dominated the market during the early 18th century, specialized in depicting beautiful women from the "floating world." Unlike the reserved paintings by the so-called "Kanbun masters" of the 1660s and 70s, Kaigetsudō artists created a bolder ideal, portraying women of overt glamour and haughty sensuality.

Standing prostitute wearing a kimono with plum-blossom motif
Artist Life
active c. 1700–1716
Accession Number
Arthur D. Ficke (until 1920'); Roland Koscherak (until 1956'); Richard P. Gale (1956-1974)
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