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Two Geisha Holding a Shamisen and a Libretto

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From an untitled, unsigned series of geisha.

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Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster 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 1777 (An'ei 6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 7 (1980), #36; Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #279

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 25.8 cm (15 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5857

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints