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Maker(s):Yashima Gakutei
Culture:Japanese (ca. 1786-1868)
Title:Courtesan as Sosenko (Su Xiangong) from the series "Courtesans Viewed as the Immortals of Ressenden, One of Seven" (Keisei Mitate Ressenden, Shichiban no Uchi)
Date Made:ca. 1824
Type:Print
Materials:woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper with metallic and embossed embellishments
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Osaka
Measurements:sheet: 8 1/16 in x 7 1/4 in ; 20.5 cm x 18.4 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1990.33
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
Oiran (high ranking courtesan) representing Sosenko (Su Xiangong) with book in hand, admiring a potted plum; image of crane and stylized plum blossoms on obi (sash); pattern of folding fans embossed on kimono and embellished with metallic pigments; poem signed Michizuki no Kagenari compares a courtesan's feathered robes to a flock of feathered cranes.

Tags:
women; sitting; kimonos; hairstyles; trees; poetry; text; patterns; reading

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