Courtesan and Wealthy Merchant, from an untitled erotic series
Artist Sugimura Jihei (Japanese, active about 1680–1698)
Sebastian Izzard sale cat. 12, no. 23
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color
Not On View
The handscroll numbered RES.09.314.1 to .19 contains:
Set of eleven hand-colored horizontal ôban prints by Sugimura Jihei; the print numbered 8 in the Izzard catalogue is missing.
On the back of the first three prints, two double-page spreads from books, two horizontal chûban by Harunobu, and four small erotic prints, plus drawings of decorative motifs (probably used as recycled paper).
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection