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Courtesan Grasping a Man's Umbrella in a Parody of the Rashômon Story

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MFA impressions: 11.21235, 21.8361

Signed

Koryûsai ga 湖龍斎画

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; 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 1773 (An'ei 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hockley 2003, p. 254, #F-51; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #418; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 242, #130

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 68 x 12 cm (26 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.8361

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints