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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:Courtesan Smoking with a Pipe
Date Made:1770
Type:Print
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mat: 14 1/16 in x 12 in; 35.7 cm x 30.5 cm; Sheet/Image: 8 1/4 in x 5 11/16 in; 21 cm x 14.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Harunobu ga]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Oyaha [ill.] (?) / Aka no [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.259.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
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Description:
A courtesan (Ayazato?) in orange kimono with green feather patterns sitting and smoking with a pipe besides a black lacqure box.

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

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