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Beauty Blotting Her Lip Rouge, ca. between 1800 and 1805

  • Utagawa Toyokuni I, Japanese, 1769-1825

Ink and paint on silk

  • Overall: 63 7/8 × 23 7/8 inches (162.2 × 60.6 cm) Image: 26 × 16 5/8 inches (66 × 42.2 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford II Fund and General Membership Fund; gifts from Mr. and Mrs. William A. Fisher, and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb by exchange

1984.20

Signed, left side, center: Utagawa Toyokuni ga

Stamps, in red, below signature: [two artist's seals]

Klaus F. Naumann

1984-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Sekai Bijutsu Zenshu Ukiyo-e Taisei Bulletin of the DIA. Annual Report. 1984, p. 10 (fig 10). "La Chronique des Arts, Principales Acquisitions des Musees en 1984," Gazette des Beaux-arts. Supplement, no. 1394. March 1985, pl. 221. "Family Art Game," DIA Advertising Supplement, Detroit Free Press. April 25, 1993, p.5 (ill.). Akiko, Yosano. River of Stars. Boston, 1997, cover photo.

Utagawa Toyokuni I, Beauty Blotting Her Lip Rouge, ca. between 1800 and 1805, ink and paint on silk. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford II Fund and General Membership Fund, et al., 1984.20.