Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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courtesan at window
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • courtesan at window, circa late 1790s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 136 x 181 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 53 1/2 x 71 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1560

Color print of a woman standing in front of a window. The woman is standing in the right side of the image, and a landscape is visible through the window. The woman is wearing a red, printed robe, and there is calligraphy in the left side of the image. Poems by Senshūan, Dondontei Wataru, and Tachibana no Tokoyo.