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untitled (interior scene of Yoshiwara courtyard)
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • untitled (interior scene of Yoshiwara courtyard), 1855, 5th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 358 x 250 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 358 x 250 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/8 x 9 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0374

Two courtesans playing samisens in courtyard of building. There are other figures in the background; two of whom are standing under a flowering tree. Triptych panel