Courtesan Blowing Smoke in Man's Face
about 1769–70 (Meiwa 6–7)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)
Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #461; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 402
Horizontal chûban; 21.4 x 28.4 cm (8 7/16 x 11 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Probably a revamped version of an erotic print.
Harunobu ga (on background screen)
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection