Courtesan Playing a Hand Drum

鼓を打つ美人

Japanese
Edo period
about 1775 (An'ei 4)
Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hockley 2003, p. 244, #B-48; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #346; Gentles, AIC cat. II, p. 238, #121; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 1 (1960), #745

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 71 x 12.5 cm (27 15/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8336

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.546, 21.8336

Signed

Koryûsai ga
湖龍斎画

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