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actor Sawamura Tanosuke II as the courtesan Shiratama
  • Kubo Shumman
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • actor Sawamura Tanosuke II as the courtesan Shiratama, circa mid 1810s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 210 x 183 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 82 5/8 x 72 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1526
Label Text

Color print of a woman wearing a long, printed robe that is decorated in black, brown, and green. The woman's back is turned to the viewer, and her head is turned to the left side of the print to face the viewer. She is wearing many elaborate hair ornaments and there is calligraphy in the top of the print. Poem by Hisakataya.