Courtesan Somenosuke Of The Matsubaya (Matsubaya Uchi Somenosuke), From The Series
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1933.4.2567
People
Eishôsai Chôki, Japanese ( active circa 1780 - 1805)
Title
Courtesan Somenosuke of the Matsubaya (Matsubaya uchi Somenosuke), from the series "Beauties of the Yoshiwara" (Seirô bijin awase)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Seirô bijin awase: Matsubaya uchi Somenosuke
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
Mid to Late Edo period, circa 1780-1805
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Edo period, 1615-1868
Culture
Japanese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ukiyo-e woodblock print in "ôban" format; ink, colors and black lacquer on paper, with printed signature reading "Chôki ga"
Dimensions
Paper: H. 36.8 cm x W. 24 cm (14 1/2 x 9 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: (printed) Chôki ga
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Friends of Arthur B. Duel
Accession Year
1933
Object Number
1933.4.2567
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

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

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

2 - Adequate. Object is adequately described but information may not be vetted