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Courtesan and Client Drinking Sake on the Back of a Flying Crane

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Signed

Wayô, Kakushi, Roseki (designers); Chôkô Nakamura Joryû (blockcutter)

Marks

Seals of designers: Kassui (?), for Wayô; Ju (?), for Kakushi; Eiyûsen (?), for Roseki Collector's seal: Blondeau

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 21, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #250; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1765 (Meiwa 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #689; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 654

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 18.8 x 26.5 cm (7 3/8 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6305

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, with embossing

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints