Picture of First Pant Fitting, from the series Collection of Precious Children of Shichigosan Festival
Among the most popular Japanese prints in the West were the late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ukiyo-e (literally “pictures of the floating world”) that depicted urban leisure pursuits, everyday life, and famous landscapes. Such prints presented Western artists with radically new approaches to figuration and compositional design in their flattening of three-dimensional forms, expressive stylization of the human body, and emphasis on decorative lines and patterns.
Color woodblock print on paper
Publisher's seal: Murataya, Jirobei
Utamaro hitsu (歌麿筆)
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Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753-1806). Picture of First Pant Fitting, from the series Collection of Precious Children of Shichigosan Festival, ca. 1796. Color woodblock print on paper, 15 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (39.3 x 27 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 16.522 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.522_IMLS_SL2.jpg)
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Ōban. From the series "Shichigosan kodakara awase," the Japanese title of this image is "Hakama-e-no-zu" or "His First Pantaloons."
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