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Yoshiwara Courtesan Seated by a Lamp, from an untitled harimaze series of Famous Places in Edo

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From a harimaze sheet with five designs, including one calligraphy and four pictures. MFA impressions: 06.761a (Yoshiwara only), 21.8881 (Tamagawa only), 21.2882 (Yoshiwara only), RES.54.18 (uncut sheet)

Signed

Hiroshige

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 242, aiban #18 (series of 17 prints, not listed individually); Matsuki 1939, #591 (uncut sheet)

Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from vertical aiban sheet; 13.2 x 13.3 cm (5 3/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.8882

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints