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The Courtesan Mitsunotsu of the Ōhishiya Burning Incense
  • Suzuki Harunobu
    circa 1725–1770
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • The Courtesan Mitsunotsu of the Ōhishiya Burning Incense, 1770, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Yoshiwara bijin awase (Volume 5: Comparison of Yoshiwara Beauties)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2895
Label Text

Color print depicting a woman seated on the floor, and tamping down the ash in an incense burner on the floor in front of her. The woman is leaning forward and looking at her work, and she is wearing a printed robe that is decorated in shades of pink and green. There is calligraphy in the top right quadrant of the print.