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Image: Two Courtesans on Terrace: One Reading, One Smoking

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Two Courtesans on Terrace: One Reading, One Smoking

18th century
18th century

Suzuki Harunobu, aka Hozumi, Chôeiken, Shikojin, Japanese, (1725–1770)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Color woodcut
Edition: Illustration for a poem by Jakuren Hôshi
Marks: Inscribed, upper right: “Jakuren Hôshi” [Priest Jakuren] and “Sabishisa… [illegible] to nakarikeri… [illegible] yamano aki no yûgure” [text of a song by Jakuren]; inscribed, lower left: “Suzuki Harunobu ga” [artist’s name]
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1948
Accession Number: 1948.D2.7

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  • courtesans - Prostitutes who draw their clientele from a court or from the upper classes, and whose services often include social entertaining as well as sexual activity. [January 1993 descriptor added.]
  • reading - Perusing written or printed matter, either silently or aloud. [September 1993 descriptor added.]
  • smoking - From TGM:
  • Ukiyo-e

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