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A Courtesan Seated on a Veranda Playing a Shamisen

Accession Number
1960/1.140

Title
A Courtesan Seated on a Veranda Playing a Shamisen

Artist(s)
Ômori Yoshikiyo

Object Creation Date
circa 1701-1716

Medium & Support
hand-colored woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
13 9/16 in x 9 5/16 in (34.4 cm x 23.6 cm);28 1/16 in x 22 in (71.28 cm x 55.88 cm);13 7/16 in x 9 13/16 in (34.2 cm x 24.9 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy
This print shows a courtesan in heavy kimono playing a shamisen, a three-stringed instrument. She sits on the edge of the veranda in front of a house.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
courtesans
seated

1 Related Resource

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)

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