Standing prostitute fixing her hair with the help of an attendant, c. 1725

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The prostitute’s black outer robe (uchikake) is decorated with patterned poem cards (shikishi) inscribed with calligraphy in white and gold. She fixes her hair with both hands while an attendant (kamuro), standing beside her, offers her a comb.

Details
Title
Standing prostitute fixing her hair with the help of an attendant
Artist Life
active c. 1710 - 1755
Role
Artist
Accession Number
74.1.35
Provenance
Oba Tashi collection, Nakano Chūtarō collection
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