Original woodblock print - Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) - 'Dream of A Young Woman' - From the series "Miru-ga-toku eiga no issui" 見るが徳栄華の一睡 (Profitable Visions in Daydreams of Glory) - Japan - 1801 (Kyōwa 1)
Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
Title: Dream of A Young Woman
Series: "Miru-ga-toku eiga no issui" 見るが徳栄華の一睡 (Profitable Visions in Daydreams of Glory)
Publisher: Tatsuya Juzaburo
Date: 1801 (Kyōwa 1)
Dimensions: 25 x 38.3 cm
Condition: Light discolouration from the previous mounting. Backing on top corners. Pinholes. Some restored holes.
See Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/206753
and Ritsumeikan University: https://www.dh-jac.net/db/nishikie/Z0168-121/portal/
A young woman who fell asleep while reading. A cat is gazing at her dream emerging above her head at the top of the print.
Within the dream, a bandit is seemingly trying to steal the clothes of a man who could be the woman's lover. She is visibly embarrassed, covering her eyes. The bandit is depicted as excessively hairy, animal-like with ill-fitting clothes. His animal-like qualities could be an allusion to the cat.
The series depicts dreams of various people, giving the viewer an insight into the culture and everyday-life of Japan in the Edo period.
- Xilografia originale
- Stampa a blocchi di legno policroma Nishiki-e (broccato)
- Carta Washi
- 1801 (Kyōwa 1)
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
- Bellezza, gatto
- Titolo dell'opera
- Dream of A Young Woman from "Profitable Visions in Daydreams of Glory" 見るが徳栄華の一睡
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 38.3×25×0.1 cm