Art on Tuesday: Kitagawa Utamarô

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This is another example of a woodblock printing (ukiyo-e) of the famous Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamarô 喜多川 歌麿 (1753-1806): Seven Women Applying Make-up in the Mirror ca. 1792-1793. It is a picture of a beautiful women, a so-called bijin-ga.