About this artwork
In this idealized depiction, a beautiful woman with a confident expression holds her kimono as she strides with purpose. The bold print of her garment—which features designs of large flowers, waves, and a square water-well motif near the bottom—was the height of fashion during the mid-17 th century. At this time, many paintings of individual beauties with blank backgrounds were produced for an eager urban market.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of Asia
- Standing Beauty
- Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on paper
- 66.0 × 27.0 cm (26 × 10 5/8 in.), including mount and knobs: 145.8 × 39.6 cm (57 7/16 × 15 5/8 in.)
- Frederick W. and Nathalie C. Gookin Endowment