Courtesan Riding an Elephant (Parody of the Bodhisattva Fugen)

Courtesan Riding an Elephant (Parody of the Bodhisattva Fugen)

late 1700s-early 1800s

Kitao Masayoshi 北尾 政美

(Japanese, 1761-1824)

Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

Painting only: 114.3 x 56.2 cm (45 x 22 1/8 in.); Including mounting: 186.7 x 76.2 cm (73 1/2 x 30 in.)

The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.277


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