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Maker(s):Utagawa Toyokuni I; Kamaya Matabei, published by
Culture:Japanese (1769–1825); Japanese (ca. 1809-49)
Title:Courtesan in the Fifth Month, from an untitled triptych series of the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac
Date Made:1811 (Bunka 8), 11th month
Materials:woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper with embossing
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:overall: 14 3/4 in x 10 in; 37.465 cm x 25.4 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.1118
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Courtesan wearing kimono with design of paulownia flowers and folding fans, and hairpins decorated with flowers. Three fan-shaped cartouche above her with a dragon, irisis, and a bouquet of flowers. Signed Toyokuni ga with kiwame censor seal, gyōji censor seal of Tsuruya Kinsuke, and publisher's seal of Kamaya Matabei.

calendars; courtesans; fans; figures; kimonos; women

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