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Courtesans of the Three Cities

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Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 54); 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 1730

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.1 x 15.6 cm (12 1/4 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6230

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Collections

Asia

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Prints