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A Prostitute at a Tenement in Nezu Pulls in a Chinese by His Pigtail (Nezu ... shôgi Nankinjin o hiku), from the series Famous Places and Humorous Images of Modern Life in Tokyo (Tôkyô kaika kyôga meisho)

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Yoshitoshi giga 芳年戯画

Provenance

Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 1881 (Meiji 14), January 6

Catalogue Raisonné

Miyao, Nihon no giga (1967), p. 192

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 17.6 x 22.8 cm (6 15/16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

2000.61.10

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints