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Courtesan Somenosuke of the Matsubaya (Matsubaya uchi Somenosuke), from the series "Beauties of the Yoshiwara" (Seirô bijin awase)


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Japanese (active circa 1780 - 1805)
Courtesan Somenosuke of the Matsubaya (Matsubaya uchi Somenosuke), from the series "Beauties of the Yoshiwara" (Seirô bijin awase), Mid to Late Edo period, circa 1780-1805
Transliterated Title: Seirô bijin awase: Matsubaya uchi Somenosuke
Print
Japanese
,
18th-19th century
Edo period, 1615-1868
Creation Place: Japan
Ukiyo-e woodblock print in "ôban" format; ink, colors and black lacquer on paper, with printed signature reading "Chôki ga"
Paper: H. 36.8 cm x W. 24 cm (14 1/2 x 9 7/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Friends of Arthur B. Duel
, 1933.4.2567
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Marks
signed: (printed) Chôki ga
Bibliography
James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 80-81

Exhibition History
Women and the Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/10/1994 - 03/05/1995