Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (喜多川歌麿)

Artist: Hashiguchi Goyō (橋口五葉)

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

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Dates: circa 1928,created
Dimensions: 10.75 in,15.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

Related links: Art Institute of Chicago - an original copy;

Physical description:

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.