Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

Oroku go (The courtesan Oroku with poem)
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Oroku go (The courtesan Oroku with poem), 1864, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Bijin hokkushin (Collection of Verse by Beautiful Women)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 346 x 234 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 5/8 x 9 3/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 346 x 234 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 5/8 x 9 3/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7619.a

The courtesan Oroku by bridge post under rainbow. Viewing items carried in basket by fish-seller, possibly represents fish market at Nihonbashi. Bridge post with urushi effect and some kazuri. Mica.