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Bijin (Courtesan)

Soken, Yamaguchicirca. 1800

New Orleans Museum of Art

New Orleans Museum of Art

A scroll depicting a full-length standing female figure facing the left. She has combs in her hair, and is wearing a beige undergarment with a white leaf design, a solid blue kimono, and a red obi with gold palm leaf design. There is a seal and calligraphy at the lower right edge. The border is made of blue, brown and beige brocade.

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Details

  • Title: Bijin (Courtesan)
  • Creator: Soken, Yamaguchi
  • Date Created: circa. 1800
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: 40 1/8 x 15 3/4 in (101.92 x 40 cm)
  • Provenance: Museum purchase, William B. Burkenroad, Jr. Birthday Fund, 77.383
  • Subject Keywords: Painting; Scrolls; Maruyama-Shijo School
  • Medium: Ink and color on silk

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