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Geisha adjusting cover on a koto
  • Kikugawa Eizan
    active: Japan
  • Geisha adjusting cover on a koto, 1810s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Seiro bijin sankyoku (Beauties of the green houses playing the three instruments)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 372 x 252 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 5/8 x 9 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 372 x 252 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 5/8 x 9 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7761

Courtesan (oiran) stands at kamuro, adjusts cover on koto. Interior scene with view of garden and pine. Momiji over balustrade. Embossed details on kimono and koto cover.