Portrait of Takao

Kondō Katsunobu (Japanese)

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Takao was a famous, high-ranking geisha. Glamorous women like Takao were the supermodels of their day, and with support of their wealthy patrons, they set the trends in fashion and behavior. It is probably not an accident that her garment casually falls from her shoulder.

Alan Strassman; purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2000.

Object Information

artist
Kondō Katsunobu (Japanese)
period
Edo
creation date
1716-1735
materials
ink and color on paper
dimensions
46-1/2 x 20-1/2 in. (image)
mark descriptions
Signed: Kondo Katsunobu hitsu
Seal: Kondo shi
accession number
2000.33
credit line
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Spurlock Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Asian Art
colors

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