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courtesans and attendants under a plum tree
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • courtesans and attendants under a plum tree, circa 1820s–1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut, tin dust
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 210 x 281 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 11 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1480
Label Text

Color print of five women in elaborate dress, strolling under the branches of a flowering tree. The women are all wearing long, multi-layered robes that are printed with decorations in shades of red, green, and black. The women are all wearing many hair decorations. There is calligraphy in the top of the print. Poems by Setsugetsuen Shiki no Hanamori and Yūzantei Kinuginu no Asabune.