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Courtesan on Parade, Calligraphy in Rubbing Style (harimaze)

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MFA impressions: 06.2526 (courtesan only, with inscription cut off), 11.19944 (courtesan only, with inscription), 21.10213 (uncut sheet), 67.757 (uncut sheet)

Signed

Katsushika Taito 葛飾戴斗

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane; 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 1830–44 (Tenpô era)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 118; Genshoku Ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten, v. 2 (1982), #324

Dimensions

Vertical ôban (harimaze); 38.4 x 26 cm (15 1/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.10213

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints