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The Syllable Yo: Courtesans (of the Wakanaya): Shiratsuyu, kamuro Hanano and Haruno; Aoyagi, kamuro Ayame and Urabe; and Shiraito (no kamuro listed); from the book Azuma nishiki matsu no kurai (High-ranking Courtesans of Edo)

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Left half of a two-page spread, with the name of the house on the right page.

Signed

(this page unsigned)

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; 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, 1777 (An'ei 6)

Catalogue Raisonné

The book: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pls. 194-204 (this page, pl. 199); another page (ri): TNM Ukiyo-e cat. I (1960), #675

Dimensions

Vertical koban; 21.8 x 15.9 cm (8 9/16 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.8259

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints