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geisha and primrose
  • Yanagawa Shigenobu
    born: Yanagawa, Japan ; active: Japan
  • geisha and primrose, circa late 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Sanganotsu meisho hana (Flowers at Famous Places in the Three Capitals)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1622

Color print depicting a woman standing in an interior, looking toward the bottom left corner of the print. She is wearing a long robe and she has several ornaments in her hair. There is a small pot of flowers in the bottom left corner of the print, and there is a box behind the woman that is covered with a green cloth. There is calligraphy throughout the top left and right corners of the print. Poems by Shakuyakutei and Dōasi Yoriishi.