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Yau, Kisei, Yakenbori shinchi (Evening Rain: The Courtesan Kisei of the Yakinori)
  • Isoda Koryūsai
    1735–1790
    active: Japan
  • Yau, Kisei, Yakenbori shinchi (Evening Rain: The Courtesan Kisei of the Yakinori), circa 1770s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Fūryū geisha sugata hakkei (Eight Views of Elegant Geishas)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut, hand coloring
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 246 x 178 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 7 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Arthur S. Johnson (The May Finney Marcy Collection)
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0026
Description

Interior scene with courtesan Kizen and customer sitting across a small table with wine cups. They are engaged in a game of hand gestures, forming Buddhist mudras. There is a window in the top left quadrant. There is a poem in the top right quadrant.