Kitao Masanobu / Two Bijin on a Veranda / Edo period, c. 1790-1816Kitao Masanobu
Two Bijin on a Veranda
Edo period, c. 1790-1816

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Creator Name: Kitao, Masanobu
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Japanese; 1761-1816 Asia,East Asia,Japan
Creator Active Place: Asia,East Asia,Japan
Creator Name-CRT: Kitao Masanobu
Title: Two Bijin on a Veranda
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1790
Creation End Date: 1816
Creation Date: Edo period, c. 1790-1816
Creation Place: Asia,East Asia,Japan
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Hanging Scroll
Materials and Techniques: Painting on silk in kakemono form.
Dimensions: 35.5 x 61.6 cm. 14 3/4" long. 24 1/4" wide. Mount: 55" x 30 3/4"
Inscriptions: Signed: Santo Kyoden.
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1933.27
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Samuel M. Nickerson Endowment Fund
Subject Description: The subject represents two young women in an open room with a verandah seen beyond the hanging bamboo curtain. They are in informal summer attire. One is standing wearing a black transparent kimono with tiny white pattern. She is in the act of tying a brown obi with design of banana leaf in black. The other girl is seated holding a fan with iris upon it. She wears a striped blue and white kimono and a black obi with key pattern. A series of odes run over the left side of the picture and in the extreme upper corner the masts of ships appear above the clouds. The mounts are of white satin embroidered in pale colors and gold in floral designs of pine, cherry, iris, etc. Genroku fragment.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1933.27
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999

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