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geisha and courtesans
  • Keisai Eisen
    1790–1848
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • geisha and courtesans, 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • set of four from unknown book
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1037.a
Description

Image of a woman. She is wearing a purple kimono trimmed with red and gold. It fades to white at the bottom. There is a blue and black piece of fabric with yellow accents wrapped around her waist. She is wearing black platform shoes. She is seen from the back turning toward the viewer. There is calligraphy in the top left corner.