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Courtesan Somenosuke of Matsubaya (Matsubaya no uchi somenosuke) from the series Picking Pine Shoots, a chapter from the Tale of Genji (Genji komatsubiki)
Courtesan Somenosuke of Matsubaya (Matsubaya no uchi somenosuke) from the series Picking Pine Shoots, a chapter from the Tale of Genji (Genji komatsubiki)
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ca. 1794–1796
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Not on display
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Color Woodcut
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Image: 384 x 246 mm (15 1/8 x 9 11/16 in.)
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Asia
Accession Number:
64.47.40
Acquisition Date:
1964-06-19
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Gift of Patricia Brown McNamara, Jane Brown Dunaway, and Helen Brown Jarman in memory of Mary Wattis Brown

a shinzo presents a young pine tree to the courtesan seated beneath a hanging curtain on a bench beside a stream, while one of her kamuro uproots a pine shoot

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