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The Courtesan Hanazuma of the Hyōgoya and Kenbishi Sake by Sakagami
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The Courtesan Hanazuma of the Hyōgoya and Kenbishi Sake by Sakagami


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The courtesan Hanazuma standing on the left, holding a mirror in her left hand, and looking to her left at a sake barrel in straw twine at the top right. A sake jug with the mon (crest or logo) of the tea house. A bookmark cartouche contains the name of the courtesan and her house just at the bottom center of the barrel. The sake bowl at the right next to the barrel gives the name of the beer. A small partially unrolled scroll is on the bottom center. Background color of wall is yellow, floor is orange.
Exhibitions
  • Japanese Woodblock Prints: The Art of Collaboration. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2018-2019.
Provenance Vever Collection; Ronin Gallery, N. Y., 1978; Mrs. Shirley H. Hunt, Charlestown, Maryland; given to Walters Art Museum, 1998.
Inscriptions [Signature] Utamaro hitsu; [Publisher Seal] Tsutaya Juzaburo
Credit Gift of Mrs. Shirley H. Hunt, in memory of Margaret and Charles Hampton, 1998

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Period
ca. 1794 (Edo)
Medium
ink and color on mulberry paper
(Prints)
Accession Number
95.859
Measurements
H: 14 3/16 x W: 9 1/16 in. (36 x 23 cm)
Geographies
  • Edo (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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