Re: identifying a japanese artist


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on January 05, 2020 at 04:00:57:

In Reply to: identifying a japanese artist posted by julie on January 05, 2020 at 02:36:49:

https://data.ukiyo-e.org/mfa/scaled/sc215085.jpg

This is the center sheet of a triptych design by Chōbunsai Eishi. It depicts the yūjo Tomikawa of the Matsubaya with her retinue (kamuro Onami and Menami).

MFA Boston has the full design:

https://collections.mfa.org/objects/502288/

Interestingly, there is also a version of this design without the landscape background or kamuro:

http://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?t=objects&type=exact&s=courtesan&record=40

-A


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