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Maker(s):Keisai Eisen
Culture:Japanese (1790-1848)
Title:Tsukada To: Tsuruya uchi Toyohara, from the series Keisei Edo Hogaku [Directions to Beautiful Women in Edo]
Date Made:1830-1835
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mount: 16 3/8 in x 11 3/8 in; 41.6 cm x 28.9 cm; Sheet/Image: 15 7/8 in x 10 3/16 in; 40.3 cm x 25.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Keisai / Eisen ga]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Keisei / Edo/ Hogaku]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Tsukada To]; TITLE: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Tsuruya uchi / Toyohara]; INSCRIPTION: recto, ctr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Tetsu-ho shu chiku soko monzeki Shibaguchi / Kanasugi Hama goten tsukuda shima minami wa [ill.]]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. r. (white leftout in black ink): [Japanese character, Chi]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kiwame]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Tama].
Accession Number:  MH 1949.49a.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund

A vertical print showing a courtesan (Toyohara) in layers of bulky kimono leaning on a red fense. A circular insert showing Mount Fuji at the bay (Tsukudajima).

Ukiyo-e; women; courtesans

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