Takashima Ohisa


Best known for his bijin ōkubi-e (i.e. large-headed pictures of beautiful women), this Japanese woodblock, c. 1793, by the artist Kitagawa Utamaro (c. 1753-1806) is a sensitive depiction of a beautiful young woman holding a fan. Similar versions of the same woodblock are located in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Metropolitan Museum.