6 UMMA Objects
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Hasegawa Mitsunobu
A Young Woman Teaching a Boy to Read
1720 – 1740
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Nishikawa Sukenobu
Courtesan on Promenade: right page of a two-page book illustration
1720 – 1740
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. J.E. Val-Mejias, M.D.
A monochrome print depicting two standing women and a reclining man in a room. The taller woman, a courtesan, wears an elaborate kimono of butterfly design and under-kimono of geometric patterns; her hair is tied on the back, wearing tortoise shell comb and hairpin. She is holding skirts of kimono and under-kimono with her right hand and is hiding her left hand under the kimono. The second woman, an attendant, is standing behind the courtesan, holding a doll of a boy and her face turning away. She wears a plain kimono with pine tree design and obi (sash) with striped patterns. The man is reclining and looking toward the courtesan. They seem to engage in conversation. The man wears kimono with design of coins and short jacket with plaid patterns. His hair is shaved on top and tied on the back. There is a folded screen behind him, depicting a plum tree by river. In front of him, there are a sake pitcher, sake cup and its stand, and a bowl with food accompanied by a tray and chopsticks. There is a title of the p
Okumura Masanobu
Courtesan and client: parody of the Kiritsubo Chapter of the Tale of Genji (Mitate Genji Kiritsubo)
1711 – 1716
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker, through Dr. Walter R. Parker

Katsukawa Shunchō (Japanese (culture or style))
Figures Promenading by the Sumidagawa [Keyblock print]
1780 – 1795
From the collection of Harold Phillip Stern
This is a large monochrome print of a courtesan wearing kimono with iris design. The courtesan is standing with her right hand in the sleeve that she raises to her chin and left hand gathering up her kimono; Her cloak with bamboo leaf and gentian flower design is slipping off her shoulder and revealing her dark kimono with iris roundels. She has long hair; her hair is tied and draped on the back. She is looking toward the right side. There is the artist’s signature and seal, and publisher’s seal on the right.
Kaigetsudō Dohan
Courtesan in an iris-patterned robe: "June" in a series of Twelve Months
1709 – 1719
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Nishikawa Sukenobu
Courtesan on Promenade: left page of a two-page book llustration
1720 – 1740
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. J.E. Val-Mejias, M.D.