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Seven Wise Women of the Pleasure Quarters

Seven Wise Women of the Pleasure Quarters

c. mid 1780s
(Japanese, 1726–1792)
Sheet: 24.8 x 36.6 cm (9 3/4 x 14 7/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

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


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.
  • Later Japanese Rotation (Gallery 113); March 18 - July 13, 2004.
  • {{cite web|title=Seven Wise Women of the Pleasure Quarters|url=false|author=Katsukawa Shunshō|year=c. mid 1780s|access-date=25 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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