Object Image

Standing prostitute wearing a kimono with plum-blossom motif

Artists of the Kaigetsudō school, whose designs dominated the market during the early 18th century, specialized in depicting beautiful women from the "floating world." Unlike the reserved paintings by the so-called "Kanbun masters" of the 1660s and 70s, Kaigetsudō artists created a bolder ideal, portraying women of overt glamour and haughty sensuality.

Credit: Bequest of Richard P. Gale...

c. 1715
Ink and color on paper
37.2 x 15.4in
Image and text courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2021

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Minneapolis Institute of Art
Permanent collection