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Maker(s):Okumura Masanobu
Culture:Japanese (1686-1764)
Title:Courtesan Operating a Puppet
Date Made:ca. 1725
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mat: 17 7/8 in x 14 1/4 in; 45.4 cm x 36.2 cm; Sheet/Image: 12 1/8 in x 5 13/16 in; 30.8 cm x 14.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Okumura Masanobu hitsu]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, i [ill.] ya].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.348.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Long vertical image of a woman in yellow kimono holding a puppet.

women; courtesans; pleasure

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