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Migi: Kaku no Osan (Right: The Courtesan Osan)
  • Nishimura Shigenobu
    active 1724–1735
    active: Japan
  • Migi: Kaku no Osan (Right: The Courtesan Osan), early 1730s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Oyama sanpuku tsui (Set of 3 Courtesans)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut, lacquer
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 300 x 135 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 3/4 x 5 5/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 300 x 135 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 3/4 x 5 5/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7567
Label Text

Hand colored print. Portrait of the courtesan Osan tying her obi sash in the front. Her kimono is decorated with rabbits and her coat in lacquer. Her hair pieces are decorated with the character 三, 'san' (three), as is her coat.