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Courtesan Hanamusaki and Attendant

ca. 1760-1780
18th century

Koryûsai Isoda , aka Koryû, Harahiro, Masakatsu, Shôbei, Japanese

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Color woodcut
Marks: Inscribed, upper right: “Seirô [illegible] Moyô” [title or series]; inscribed, upper left: “Matsuba-ya nai” [name of the house], “Hanamurasaki” [name of the courtesan] and “Yoshino [illegible]”; inscribed, center right: “Koryû ga” [artist’s name]; inscribed, lower left: publisher’s mark
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1948
Accession Number: 1948.D2.139

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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.]
  • Ukiyo-e

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