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Courtesan Riding a Carp and Reading a Letter; Parody of the Immortal Qin Gao

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A similar design is depicted within Kiyotsune's "In Memory of Harunobu," 11.20128.

Signed

Harunobu ga 春信画

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1768–69 (Meiwa 5–6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #559; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #814, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 435; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #238

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 66 x 12.4 cm (26 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.969

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints