Courtesan Imitating a Taoist Immortal with a Horse Coming out of a Gourd

遊女見立瓢箪から駒

Japanese
Edo period


Dimensions

Hosoban; 26.1 x 14.3 cm (10 1/4 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.1014

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (tan-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

“A horse coming out of a gourd” is a proverbial expression for something surprising. In some stories, one or more Taoist immortals kept a horse in a magical gourd.

Signed

Eshi Okumura Toshinobu hitsu
画師奥村利信筆

Markings

Artist's seal: (unread; possibly Mitsuoki)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection