Courtesan Reading a Letter

文を読む遊女

Japanese
Edo period
about 1730s
Artist Nishimura Shigenaga (Japanese, 1697?–1756), Publisher Igaya Kan'emon (Bunkidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.5 x 15.3 cm (12 3/8 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

21.5875

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Gakô Nishimura Shigenaga hitsu
画工 西村重長筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Shige

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