The Bridge Eidai
Japanese woodblock print, ink on paper
Image: 14.3"H x 9.5"W
Frame: 21.21"H x 16.3"W
Mr. and Mrs. J. Bolton McBryde
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.