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#21, Maneemon watches a courtesan strike a client
  • Suzuki Harunobu
    circa 1725–1770
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • #21, Maneemon watches a courtesan strike a client, late 1760s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Fūryū enshoku Maneemon (Elegant Lovelife of Maneemon)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 218 x 277 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 9/16 x 10 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 218 x 277 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 9/16 x 10 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7578

Courtesan applies rouge in front of mirror. Kimono stand with 2 kimonos. Small figure of Maneemon watching woman hit man with pipe. Maneemon shrank to the size of a dwarf to study life in the brothels unobserved.