About this artwork
This painting was likely once mounted on a folding screen alongside other images of dancers with fans. The exuberance of her movements evokes the lively urban culture that had sprung up in Japan’s largest cities during the 17th century, with entertainments such as dancing, theater, and brothels catering to a range of customers.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of Asia
- Female Dancer
- Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on paper
- 59.5 × 29.9 cm (23 7/16 × 11 3/4), including mount and knobs: 124.1 × 45.4 (48 7/8 × 17 7/8 in.)
- Frederick W. Gookin Collection