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Geisha and drunken dancer
  • Jutei
    active late 1790s
    active: Japan
  • Geisha and drunken dancer, 1797, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 99 x 110 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 11 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1591
Description
Literature

Calendar picture. The numbers of the short months of 1797 (2,4,6,7, intercalary 7, 9) are emphasized in the written text. Color print of a man and woman, the woman is seated in the right side of the print, wearing a long, peach-colored robe, and playing a samisen. The man in the left side of the print is wearing a long, green robe, which is falling off his proper left shoulder. There is calligraphy in the top right corner of the print.