A Parade of Courtesans

A work made of woodblock print; sumizuri-e, kakemono yoko-e.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of woodblock print; sumizuri-e, kakemono yoko-e.

Date:

c. 1690

Artist:

Attributed to Hishikawa Moronobu
Japanese, (?)-1694

About this artwork

A group of courtesans parade with servants carrying umbrellas. The print appears to depict a typical scene in the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters of Edo. However, a figure on the left is identified as one of the legendary Soga brothers, 12th-century heroes whose story of valor is retold in countless Kabuki plays. It is possible that this print may depict a scene from an unidentified Soga brothers drama.

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Artist

Hishikawa Moronobu

Title

A Parade of Courtesans

Origin

Japan

Date

1685–1694

Medium

Woodblock print; sumizuri-e, kakemono yoko-e

Dimensions

31.0 x 68.0 cm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1925.1702

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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