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Image: Heads of Six Courtesans Peeping through Heavy Wood Lattice Window

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Heads of Six Courtesans Peeping through Heavy Wood Lattice Window

late 18th century - early 19th century
18th/19th century

Toyokuni Utagawa, aka Ichiyôsai, Kumaemon, Japanese, (1769–1825)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Color woodcut
Edition: Surimono
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1948
Accession Number: 1948.D2.317

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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.]
  • surimono - Small Japanese prints produced in luxury editions to present to friends to commemorate special occasions.
  • Ukiyo-e
  • windows - An opening in the wall of a building, serving to admit light, usually to permit vision, and often to admit air. [March 1993 descriptor moved.]

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