Courtesan Blowing Smoke in Man's Face

三つ蒲団の上の遊女と客

Japanese
Edo period
about 1769–70 (Meiwa 6–7)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #461; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 402

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 21.4 x 28.4 cm (8 7/16 x 11 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4643

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably a revamped version of an erotic print.

Signed

Harunobu ga (on background screen)
春信画

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection