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Kitagawa Utamaro Omiya Gonkuro

A parody (mitate) of Act 5 of Chushingura (Treasury of the Loyal Retainers) with a courtesan of the Naniwaya (go-danme (Act 5) Naniwaya (inscribed to l. of figure) )

Kitagawa Utamaro Japanese, 1754-1806
Omiya Gonkuro, publisher
Japanese, 18th century
Chushingura parodied by famous beauties: a set of 12 prints, ca. 1794-1795
Polychrome woodblock print
Plate: 37 x 25.1 cm (14 9/16 x 9 7/8 inches)
Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1145

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