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Courtesan

Courtesan

19th century

Gion Seitoku

(Japanese, 1781-1829?)

Hanging scroll, pillar painting; ink and color paper

Overall: 194.3 x 23.5 cm (76 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.); Painting only: 126.5 x 13.3 cm (49 13/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.272

Description

This narrow hanging scroll, known as a pillar painting,
is similar to the format of Shigemasa’s Two Beauties
(see 1985.274).

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