Courtesan (yujo) smoking on verandah

Ikeda Terukata, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in Japan in circa 1906.
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Object Detail

image: 212 x 318mm
support: 248 x 365mm
Oban shin-hanga (polychrome woodblock print, in 'new print' tradition)
This work though belonging to the later Meiji and early Taishō period shin-hanga – or ‘new print’ – tradition, echoes the works of the earlier period in its representation of a Yoshiwara district courtesan, or yujō – ‘woman for play’ in the ukiyo-e style Terukawa adopted for these subjects.
Illustrates aspects of the highly decorative and colourful nishiki-e ‘brocade print’ style, and demonstratse the apogee of nineteenth and early twentieth century woodblock print craftsmanship that represented the unique collaborative efforts of artist, publisher, block carver and printer
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua, Whanganui. Gift of Miss D. Collier, 1977.
Collection Type
Permanent collection



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