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Female Dancer

A work made of hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on paper.
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  • A work made of hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on paper.

Date:

1624–44

Artist:

Artist unknown
Japanese, active 17th century

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Title

Female Dancer

Origin

Japan

Date

1619–1649

Medium

Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on paper

Dimensions

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.)

Credit Line

Frederick W. Gookin Collection

Reference Number

1939.1943

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