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Courtesans of the Three Cities: from Shimabara in Kyoto, Tayû Hanamurasaki of the Kyôya; from Shin Yoshiwara in Edo, Somenosuke of the Matsubaya; from Shinmachi in Osaka, Daigaku Tayû of the Tsuchiya

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Suzuki Harunobu ga

Provenance

June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; 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. #455; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #699, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 515

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.9 x 37.3 cm (9 7/16 x 14 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4514

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints