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.
- Artist: Utagawa Toyohiro, Japanese, 1773-1829
- Medium: Woodblock print, narrow koban tate-e surimono-style printing
- Place Made: Japan
- Dates: ca. 1805-6
- Period: Edo Period
- Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (23.5 x 8.6 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed: "Toyohiro"
- Collections:Asian Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 2002.121.5
- Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace in memory of Dr. Stanley Wallace
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: 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 Dr. Stanley Wallace, 2002.121.5
- Catalogue Description: Condition: Good, somewhat faded (J. Mirviss) Arrived unmatted.
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)