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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
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
Department of Asian Art,
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signed: (printed) Chôki ga
James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 80-81
Women and the Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/10/1994 - 03/05/1995