Jul 29, 2014

Courtesan and Sleeping Attendant

Courtesan and Sleeping Attendant

late 1760s

Suzuki Harunobu 鈴木春信

(Japanese, 1724-1770)

Color woodblock print, with embossing

Overall: 28.1 x 20.1 cm (11 1/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.309

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Note the embossing on the robe of the courtesan. This technique uses unpigmented blocks during the printing process.

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