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Maker(s):Suzuki Harunobu
Culture:Japanese (1724-1770)
Title:Courtesan Reading Books
Date Made:1770
Type:Print
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 8 5/16 in x 5 3/4 in; 21.1 cm x 14.6 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Utagawa [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1997.2.2
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
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Description:
A courtesan (Utagawa) sitting on the ground and reading a book. Two more books on the ground.

Tags:
beauty; women; courtesans; figures; pleasure quarters; brothels; portraits; poetry

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