Courtesan Writing a Letter

文書き美人

Japanese
Edo period
about 1771–72 (Meiwa 8–9)
Artist Shiba Kôkan (Suzuki Harushige) (Japanese, 1747–1818), Forgery of Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #603; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 449

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.7 x 20.9 cm (10 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.5000

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Harunobu ga
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