Young Woman Carries Adorned Pole for a Procession
Processions of the daimyos, or feudal lords, who frequently traveled with elaborate retinues from their home states to make appearances at the court of the shogun, provided popular spectacles for the people of Edo. Toyohiro often treated the theme of the daimyo procession, sometimes replacing members of a retinue with beautiful women who bear flags or other emblems of authority, such as the pole carried by this figure. This image comes from a series that included at least fifteen different designs.
Woodblock print, narrow koban tate-e surimono-style printing
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Gift of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace in memory of her husband, Dr. Stanley L. Wallace
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Utagawa Toyohiro (Japanese, 1773-1829). Young Woman Carries Adorned Pole for a Procession, ca. 1805-6. Woodblock print, narrow koban tate-e surimono-style printing, 9 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (23.5 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace in memory of her husband, Dr. Stanley L. Wallace, 2002.121.5 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2002.121.5_IMLS_PS3.jpg)
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