Lady with a Parasol

Lady with a Parasol

early 1800s

Hanging scroll; ink, color, gold, and silver pigments on paper

Overall: 87.9 x 45 cm (34 5/8 x 17 11/16 in.); Painting only: 103 x 27.6 cm (40 9/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.257

Description

This painting depicts a youg woman braving the elements as she hurries home from the local bathhouse. The action depicted accentuates her slender neck and bare legs. In later Japanese art, images of beautiful women in bare feet and a towel between their teeth have sensual overtones.

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