Courtesans with attendants.

Woodcutter
Hosoda Eishi, 1756-1829 [Browse]
Format
Visual material
Published/​Created
Japan : [s.n.], n.d. [1790s]
Description
1 item ; sheet 33 x 22.7 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Form/​Genre
Print—Japanese—18th century
Notes
  • Medium: Nishiki-e (color woodblock print)
  • Censor's seal: kiwame.
  • Format: Ôban tate-e.
  • Item description: High-ranking courtesans, called oiran, would often have younger courtesans in training (shinzô), along with a pair of child attendants (kamuro).
  • Provenance: Purchased at one of three 1947 sales at Parke-Bernet or at Gimbels Department Store, New York City.
  • Signed: Eishi ga.
Source acquisition
Gift of Gillett G. Griffin in honor of Dale Roylance. Given 2008.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
Other title(s)
Untitled series of courtesans with attendants
Other views
Staff view

Supplementary Information