Courtesan Riding a Carp and Reading a Letter; Parody of the Immortal Qin Gao (Kinkô sennin)

見立琴高仙人

Japanese
Edo period
about 1768–69 (Meiwa 5–6)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #559; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #814, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 435; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #238

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 66 x 12.4 cm (26 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.969

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

A similar design is depicted within Kiyotsune’s “In Memory of Harunobu,” 11.20128.

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection