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(Yosooi of the Matsubaya)
  • Keisai Eisen
    1790–1848
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • (Yosooi of the Matsubaya), circa 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōsei kuruwa fūzoku (Modern Customs in the Licensed Quarters)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 362 x 244 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/4 x 9 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 375 x 256 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7842
Description

The courtesan Yosooi in elaborate kimono stands outside shoji doors of green house Matsubaya. Shadows of dancers and seated courtesans seen on paper.