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Somenosuke of the Matsubaya, kamuro Wakaki and Wakaba

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The names of the courtesan and her kamuro do not appear on this impression but are on the impression in the Art Institute of Chicago.

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 1776–81 (An'ei 5–Tenmei 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hockley 2003, p. 219, #S-8-16; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #321a (with name); Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 246, #139 (with name)

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 66 x 12.5 cm (26 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8339

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints