The Syllable Nu: Courtesans of the Tsuruya: Chôzan, kamuro Sakura and Hamaji; Hinazuru, kamuro Yasoji and Yasono; from the book Azuma nishiki matsu no kurai (High-ranking Courtesans of Edo)

東錦太夫の位(あづまにしきまつのくらい) 「ぬ」 (鶴屋内) 「長山、さくら、はまぢ」 「ひな鶴、やそぢ、やその」

Japanese
Edo period
1777 (An'ei 6)
Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790), Publisher Urokogataya Magobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The book: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pls. 194-204 (this page, pl. 202); another page (ri): TNM Ukiyo-e cat. I (1960), #675

Dimensions

Vertical koban; 21.6 x 15.1 cm (8 1/2 x 5 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8257

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

(this page unsigned)

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection