Flirting at a Screen

Organization control number
A-10569-567
Classification
Painting
Author
By Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Era century
Edo period, 18th century
Collector
Tokyo National Museum
A young man holding a kiseru pipe in his hand, leaning into the screen patched with line cloth, and a young woman looking up the face of the man are depicted here. Though not many numbers of colors are used here intentionally, love affair between two are well represented with considered and meaningful composition that is peculiar to Utamaro's works.