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Vulgarly Called the Wanton

Vulgarly Called the Wanton


This print is called Vulgarly called the Wanton and was created by the artist Utamaro in 1802. It portrays a woman engaged in frivolous or indulgent behavior, providing a sense of how people understood urban Japan during the Tokugawa period. Analyzing these rich images offers an important window into an increasingly complex urban world.

This source is a part of the Analyzing Paintings and Prints methods module.

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"Vulgarly Called the Wanton," in World History Commons, [accessed December 1, 2021]