Man and Woman

By Isoda Koryusai



Artist By Isoda Koryusai
Period Edo period, 18th century
Materials and techniques Pair of hanging scrolls, colour on silk
Size 85.2×31.8 each


From the signature inscribed, this work is known to be Koryūsai’s later work. The dandy with his long coat is dressed in winter attire while the young woman with the broad sash is in summer attire. As seen from the maiden’s horizontally protruded Shimada-style hairdo, both depict the fashion of the Tenmei era (1781-88).