Woman Exhaling Smoke from a Pipe from the series <i>Ten Classes of Women’s Physiognomy</i> (Fujo ninsō juppon - 婦女人相十品)

Kitagawa Utamaro (喜多川歌麿) (artist ca 1753 – 1806)
Hashiguchi Goyō (橋口五葉) (artist 1880 – 1921)

Woman Exhaling Smoke from a Pipe from the series Ten Classes of Women’s Physiognomy (Fujo ninsō juppon - 婦女人相十品)

Print


ca 1928
10.75 in x 15.5 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese color woodblock print
Art Institute of Chicago - an original copy

In homage to Utamaro, Goyō carved new blocks for the series Fujo Ninso Juppin. He did a magnificent job, but alas the sheer cost of his luxurious production proved too much for the publisher and the project was abandoned after only a few impressions were taken.
beautiful women (bijin-ga - 美人画) (genre)