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Courtesan and Kamuro Walking in the Snow

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The lines of the courtesan's kimono form the numbers of the short months, and the lines of the kamuro's kimono form the numbers of the long months.

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Unsigned

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; 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. #694; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 659

Dimensions

19.8 x 18.1 cm (7 13/16 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6288

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints