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Chôzan of the Chôjiya House and Her Attendants

Accession Number
1948/1.167

Title
Chôzan of the Chôjiya House and Her Attendants

Artist(s)
Isoda Koryûsai

Object Creation Date
1770s

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
27 in x 5 1/8 in (68.58 cm x 13.02 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Label copy
The inscription names the adult woman as Chôzan, the head courtesan of the Chôjiya Tea House, and two child attendants, Sakura and Chikashi (?). However, only one child is visible in the print, suggesting that it may have originally been part of a diptych. Like most pillar prints, this one is extremely burned from long exposure to light.
M. Graybill, Senior Curator of Asian Art, January 2002

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
ukiyo e

2 Related Resources

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)
Samurai
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)

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