Courtesan Riding on a Crane

鶴に乗って空を飛ぶ遊女

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #688; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 653

Dimensions

Koban; 18.8 x 20 cm (7 3/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.1257

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The date is on the scroll; the lines of the kimono form the numbers for the long months, and the lines of the bird form the short months.

Signed

Unsigned

無款

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection