Overall blue and white palette. Group of people seated on chairs with tables. Most of the people are nude women. The main focus is a nude woman in the center wearing a top hat and holding a cane. In the foreground is a woman wearing clothes and sunglasses, her arms are crosed in front of her body.
Color woodblock print of a kabuki actor on gray mica ground. Actor appears to be playing the role of a samurai, with his hair in a top-knot, a family crest on the arm of his kimono, and a sword complete with scabbard ornament. His head tilts downward seriously as his hand reaches to unsheath his sword.
Complete Illustrations of Yoshiwara Parodies of Kabuki: Courtesans of the Matsubaya (Seirô kabuki yatsushiga tsukushi: Matsubaya no uchi)
This triptych shows courtesans in a garden of Yoshiwara under flowering trees. The inscribed names allow us to identify the women as courtesans of the Matsubaya House, centered on the grand courtesan Yoso’oi (in the central triptych, with the dragon-design obi). Flanking her on either side are two shinzô apprentices, and at the right, two kamuro or child attendants.
The courtesans at left interact with a puppet of the actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VI in his role as Sukeroku. The bearded older man in the center is the villain Hige no Ikyû, Sukeroku’s rival for the affections of the courtesan Agemaki.
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oban (large size) nishiki-e (full-color woodblock print) on paper, triptych
A massive harlequin figure, depicted in purples, greens, and yellow, sits in a chair at center, wearing a hat. A plate sits on the left armrest of the chair. The central composition of the seated harlequin is contained within a circular framework.
Digambara Jain manuscript page: Jina venerated by a monk, raja, and warriors
Artist Unknown, India, Sirohi School
The image is divided in to two main halves.
The top half is divided in 3, and the bottom half divided in 6. All the divided spaces, except for the lower right corner contain a human figure. In the top half the two outer figures face inward toward the central figure who is seated on a panel slightly above them. The central figure is yellow, with out clothing, on a red background outlined with an olive green border. The figure to the left is cream colored without clothing on a pinkish background. While the figure to the right is clothed in red on a green background.
The figures in the lower half carry shields and various weapons. The dominate colors in each of the 6 sections rotates between green, blue, red and yellow.
Portrait of a young man holding a copy of Milton's work
Portrait of a young man seated in a chair wearing a dark jacket, white shirt with high collar and neck tie with red stick pin; holding a book in his right hand. Plain grayish-brown background; gold frame.
A nude man and woman recline together on the right side of this octagonal plaque. They lay upon the mesh of a net, which is being pulled by a nude male figure seated nearby next to an anvil. Behind the seated man appear two standing figures working at a brick forge. Another pair of figures stands in the middle ground with a row of trees behind them. A diminutive figure mounted on horses appears against a disk in the sky.
Three nude women stand on a dock in front of a ship. Two of the women's faces are turned to look at the ship, while the middle woman is facing the artist. Her face is in blue. They each seem to be holding an object.
"Bhagavata Purana" series: Krishna and Balarama Studying with the Brahman Sandipani
Artist Unknown, India, Uttar Pradesh, Chaurapancasika Style
Krishna, in blue, and Balarama are portrayed in identical poses and wearing peacock-feather headdresses. The paunchy bearded figure at right is their mentor, Sandipani. Two other, older students appear at left. They are seated, approximately equidistantly spaced, in an architectural structure that organizes the space.
This etching contains two standing women at a counter. The woman on the right drinks while the woman on the left eats. They both have hats on; the woman on the right wears high heels, a knee-length skirt, and a petticoat.
A elief of the baby Krishan being taken across the Jumna River on top of the head of his father. The father and baby are in the lower right corner of the frieze, with the image of a tail following them going diagonally behind.
Margarita at the Metropolitian Museum (Margarita #1)
An interesting composition, rather than a typical portrait shot, the right side is of a man's back, facing the woman and reaching towards her. The woman, wearing a short haircut and a black and white dress looks up to him. Due to the pair's dress, they are possibly at a formal event, also suggested by the pole and velvet rope seen in the bottom left corner.
A nude female torso. The photograph is of a woman's torso from her right side against a black background. The composition of the photo is from her shoulders to her upper thigh, with her arms extended upwards and out of frame.
Man and Woman on Thomas Street, from "Tribeca, 10013"
This is a black and white photograph that shows a woman and a man standing on a sidewalk in front of a doorway. The woman, closest to the viewer and shown in profile, is bending over and reaching behind to adjust her skirt. The man is standing with arms raised to adjust his collar before putting on his sportcoat.
Joseph Interpreting the Dreams of Pharoah's Servants
This painting shows the interior of a large prison room. There is a thick stone wall and iron grating. Three figures are the focal point of this composition. One man, in a dark blue cloak, is standing and faces two other men who stare intently at his face. One of them is seated with a leg iron, on a stone bench and the other leans on a stone ledge. They are are dressed in simple brown cloaks. The standing figure has a raised left arm and is gesturing with his hand outstretched toward the other figures.