Courtesan and Client Drinking Sake on the Back of a Flying Crane

白鶴にのって空を飛ぶ遊女と客

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Designer Wayô (Japanese, active about 1765), Designer Kakushi (Japanese, active about 1765), Designer Roseki (Japanese, active about 1765), Blockcutter Nakamura Joryû (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #689; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 654

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 18.8 x 26.5 cm (7 3/8 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6305

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, with embossing

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Markings

Designers: Wayô, with seal Kassui (?); Kakushi, with seal Ju (?); Roseki, with seal
Blockcutter: Chôkô Nakamura Joryû
Collector's seal: Blondeau

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 21, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #250; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection