Jun 26, 2014

Seven Wise Women of the Pleasure Quarters

Seven Wise Women of the Pleasure Quarters

青楼志知賢女

c. mid 1780s

Katsukawa Shunshō 勝川 春章

(Japanese, 1726-1792)

Color woodblock print

Sheet: 24.8 x 36.6 cm (9 3/4 x 14 7/16 in.)

Bequest of James Parmelee 1940.1022

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Did you know?

This print is a play on the Chinese theme of the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove.

Description

The courtesan standing at the center of this print holds a writing brush. She is identified by the fan in her left hand, which has a poem signed Hanaōgi, or Flower-Fan.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Print

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