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Maker(s):Utagawa Yoshitora
Culture:Japanese (active 1850-1880)
Title:Oshun and Her Lover Denbei
Date Made:19th century
Type:Print
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mat: 18 in x 14 in; 45.7 cm x 35.6 cm; Mount: 18 in x 14 in; 45.7 cm x 35.6 cm; Sheet: 8 3/4 in x 6 5/8 in; 22.2 cm x 16.8 cm; Image: 7 3/8 in x 5 3/16 in; 18.7 cm x 13.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, [ill.] ga]; TITLE: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Geisha Oshun Denbei [ill.]]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Hon Sen'ichi].
Accession Number:  MH 1949.34.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
A vertical print showing a courtesan (Oshun) holding a white scarf and her lover (Dembei) holding a sword, both in black and blue kimono.

Tags:
Ukiyo-e; women; men; swords; lovers

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