Search Results:

<< Viewing Record 205 of 1272 >>
View : Light Box | List View | Image List | Detailed

Maker(s):Yashima Gakutei
Culture:Japanese (ca. 1786-1868)
Title:A Courtesan and the Great Gate of the Yoshiwara
Date Made:ca. 1820
Materials:woodblock print (surimono), ink and color on paper with embossing
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 8 9/16 in x 7 3/8 in ; 21.8 cm x 18.7 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1998.70
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

An oiran (high ranking courtesan) and kamuro (attendant) strolling at the entrance to the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters in Edo. The courtesan and her child attendant are viewed as through a telescope, promenading at night in front of cherry blossoms. Verses by Kitamado no Umeyoshi and Mochizuki no Kagenari.

narrative; portraits; text; calligraphy; architecture; figures; power; mother and child

Link to share this object record:

Research on objects in the collections, including provenance, is ongoing and may be incomplete. If you have additional information or would like to learn more about a particular object, please email

<< Viewing Record 205 of 1272 >>