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Courtesan Blowing Smoke in Man's Face

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Probably a revamped version of an erotic print.

Signed

Harunobu ga (on background screen) 春信画

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; 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, about 1769–70 (Meiwa 6–7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #461; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 402

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 21.4 x 28.4 cm (8 7/16 x 11 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4643

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints