The Actor Bando Hikosaburo 2nd as an Oiran in a Gauze Kimono, Standing, Tying Her Obi

Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper | 69.5 x 10.2cm | c. 1764

Torii Kiyomitsu

As color began to transform the use of line, a new format emerged that also ushered in additional compositional possibilities. The pillar print, an elongated rectangle that refers to the traditional scroll, featured young women partially concealed fr...
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