Courtesan Reading a Letter under a Mosquito Net

蚊帳の外に文読み美人

Japanese
Edo period
1710s
Artist Torii Kiyomasu I (Japanese, active about 1696–1716)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 1 (1960), #62 (intact); Ukiyo-e zenshû (1957), pl. 30 (intact)

Dimensions

Vertical ô-ôban; 46.6 x 31.7 cm (18 3/8 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

06.1337

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (tan-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

On the missing bottom section is the mark of publisher Nakajimaya.

Signed

Torii Kiyomasu
鳥居清倍

Markings

Artist's seal: Kiyomasu

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection