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geisha and courtesans
  • Keisai Eisen
    1790–1848
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • geisha and courtesans, 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • set of four from unknown book
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7831
Description

Woman in elaborate kimono against a plain background. Text at upper right. Woman wears many bright colors and layers of robes. Her hair is full of hairpins.