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A Russian Woman and an Englishman

Utagawa Yoshiiku, Japanese, 1833 - 1904. Published by Ōmiya Kyūjirō (Kinkyū). Engraved by Fukachō(?).

Made in Japan, Asia

Edo Period (1615-1868)


Color woodcut

Sheet (Ōban tate-e): 14 1/2 × 9 7/8 inches (36.8 × 25.1 cm)

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Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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Purchased with the Lola Downin Peck Fund and with funds contributed by Lessing J. Rosenwald, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Hauslohner, Dr. Emanuel Wolff, the Derald and Janet Ruttenberg Foundation, Mrs. Edward G. Budd, Jr., and David P. Willis, 1968

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Although Japanese artists generally borrowed imagery from relatively current fashion plates and illustrations when depicting Western costumes, they were not always aware of the date when the original images were made. Occasionally the source an artist used to portray a supposedly contemporary foreign woman's attire was woefully outdated, such as the late eighteenth-century-style hat shown here.