The Bridge Eidai

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Title

The Bridge Eidai

Creator

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Date

1834

Format

Japanese woodblock print, ink on paper
Image: 14.3"H x 9.5"W
Frame: 21.21"H x 16.3"W

Identifier

UR1994.4.16

Source

Mr. and Mrs. J. Bolton McBryde

Description

Captured in the moment of performing her duties, the waitress from The Bridge Eidai emanates sexuality in the context of the period akin to images of the Edo prostitutes. Her nearly translucent calves and delicate ankles evoke erotic impulse of the suppression of the female body.