The Syllable O: Courtesans of the Tsutaya: Michinoku, kamuro Midare and Shinobu, and Michie, kamuro Tokiwa and Midori, 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) 「を」 「つたや」 「みちのく、みたれ、しのぶ」 「みちゑ、ときわ、みどり」

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. 198); another page (ri): TNM Ukiyo-e cat. I (1960), #675

Dimensions

Vertical koban; 21.9 x 15.7 cm (8 5/8 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8258

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right half of a two-page spread.

Signed

(this page unsigned)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection