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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Maker(s):Suzuki Harunobu
Culture:Japanese (1724-1770)
Title:Roko musume nadeshiko [Wild Pinks: The Roko Girl], from the series Ukiyo bijin yosebana [Beauties of the Floating World Compared to Flowers]
Date Made:ca. 1770
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 11 1/4 in x 8 3/8 in; 28.6 cm x 21.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Harunobu ga]; TITLE: recto, upp. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, Ukiyo / yosehana / roko / musume / nadeshiko]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, Teru hi ni mo / omou naka ni wa / fuku kaze no / chiri dani suenu / tokonatsu no hana]
Accession Number:  MH 1973.249.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black

Vertical chuban size, nishiki-e, bijin print: a female figure in light brown kimono stands on the engawa by the door with a round fan in hand, exchanging glaces with a young man on the street, who has a fan in one hand and tier of black and yellow boxes on shoulder while holding the end of his head-scarf between his lips; a poem inscribed in the cloud at the top of the print.

figures; pleasure quarters; beauty; women; courtesans

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