right sheet of a diptych

Women by an Iris Pond, c. 1785

This is the right sheet of a diptych (two-panel composition) showing five women enjoying an excursion to an iris pond. The woman standing at left wears a sheer purple outer robe with a kasuri (ikat) pattern. Robes in black or purple with such patterns occur frequently in prints from the 1780s, suggesting they were the decade’s popular fashion choice. Many more kasuri patterns are featured in the sample book nearby.

Women by an Iris Pond
Artist Life
1752 - 1815
Accession Number
Catalogue Raisonne
Torii Kiyonaga sakuhin sōmokuroku, Chiba, 2007, no. 20-a; Hirano, no. 705A
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right sheet of a diptych