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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
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Maker(s):Isoda Koryūsai
Culture:Japanese (1735-1790)
Title:A party in the Yoshiwara, from the series Shikidō tokkumi jūni-tsugai [Twelve bouts of lovemaking]
Date Made:1775
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mat: 16 in x 20 in; 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm; Mount: 16 in x 20 in; 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm; Sheet: 9 7/8 in x 14 9/16 in; 25.1 cm x 37 cm; Image: 8 11/16 in x 14 9/16 in; 22.1 cm x 37 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, ctr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Koryusai ga]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Shikido tokumi juni-tsugai]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. ctr. (pencil): 382.
Accession Number:  MH 1973.321.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black

Sheet 1 of the series. A horizontal interior view of six people in a room: four women and two men sitting and lying around a low table, on which is a plate of sushi (?). One man rises up with a tea pot in his right hand and holds a woman's left wrist. Shunga.

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