Beauties of the Latest Fashion Compared with the Beauty of Flowers (Tosei Bijin), from Flower Playing Cards (Hana-awase)
Gosotei Toyokuni II
On View: Great Hall, South, 1st floor
15 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. (38.7 x 26.7 cm)
Censor seal: Kiwame
Artist's signature: Toyokuni ga.
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Gosotei Toyokuni II (Japanese, 1802-1835). Beauties of the Latest Fashion Compared with the Beauty of Flowers (Tosei Bijin), from Flower Playing Cards (Hana-awase), ca. 1830-35. Woodblock print, 15 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. (38.7 x 26.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 76.151.14 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.151.14_print_IMLS_SL2.jpg)
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