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Geisha Boarding Pleasure Boat at the Green Willow Restaurant
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Geisha Boarding Pleasure Boat at the Green Willow Restaurant, circa late 1830s–1840s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • 江戸高名会亭尽 Edo kōmei kaitei zukushi (Famous Restaurants in Edo)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 230 x 355 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 90 1/2 x 139 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.116
Description
Literature

Two geisha girls dressed in purple robes are stepping into a boat in the left corner. A third woman comes out of the black and gray building, carrying a tray with two large bowls. The water is blue.