Two Geisha Holding a Shamisen and a Libretto

稽古本を見る二美人

Japanese
Edo period
about 1777 (An'ei 6)
Artist Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 7 (1980), #36; Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #279

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 25.8 cm (15 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5857

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From an untitled, unsigned series of geisha.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection