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courtesan offering a pipe to Bodhidharma
  • Suzuki Harunobu
    circa 1725–1770
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • courtesan offering a pipe to Bodhidharma, 1765, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 275 x 195 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 13/16 x 7 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 275 x 207 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 13/16 x 8 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7580
Label Text
Catalogue raisonné

A female figure seated on the floor in front of a tokonoma. She is holding a long, thin pipe, tobacco box sits beside her. There is a painting of Bodhidharma on the wall behind her. Bodhidharma is coming to life and is reaching for the pipe the courtesan is holding. There is a bamboo vase of tiger lilies below the painting.