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Jigoku dayu (Hell Courtesan)
  • Kawanabe Kyōsai, artist
    1831–1889
    born: Koga, Shimosa province (present-day Ibaraki prefecture), Japan ; died: Tokyo, Japan ; active: Japan
    Sawamuraya Seikichi, publisher
    active: Japan
  • Jigoku dayu (Hell Courtesan), 1874, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • #9, series: Kyōsai raku ga (Kyosai's Drawings for Pleasure)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 335 x 227 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 355 x 241 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 3/16 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 x 9 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0012
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Sleeping seated courtesan in red robe surrounded by small skeletons