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Maker(s):Kikukawa Eizan; Maruya Jinpachi, published by
Culture:Japanese (1787–1867); Japanese (active ca. 1759-1872)
Title:The Courtesan Yosōi of Matsubaya ('Matsubaya nai Yosōi'), from the series "Pictures of Journeys in the New Yoshiwara" ('Shin yoshiwara dōchū no zu')
Date Made:ca. 1811–1815
Type:Print
Materials:Woodblock print
Measurements:sheet: 15 1/16 in x 10 1/4 in ; 38.3 cm x 26.0 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1994.136
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Label Text:
Signed "Kikugawa Eizan hitsu" ('drawn by Kikugawa Eizan') vertically descending at lower-left. To the right of the signature is a circular kiwame censor's seal, beneath which is the seal, reading "Marujin," that represents the publisher Maruya Jinpachi, who by this time was located in Shiba Shinmeimae Mishimachō. The series title is printed in the yellow cartouche at top-left with courtesan's name in the white box immediately to the right.

Tags:
women; kimonos; fashion; figures; girls; hairstyles; headdresses; patterns; beauty; branches; flowers

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