Colour woodblock print, ukiyo-e

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Colour woodblock print, ukiyo-e

Set of three surimono of high quality with a ground of gold flecks and silver hollyhock leaves. These form a triptych of a court lady, a geisha, and a courtesan, with each print signed Cho-or-o Kuniyoshi.

This set of three surimono show a court lady with a fan in her mouth, far left, a geisha, or lady entertainer tuning her samisen or Japanese lute in the middle and a courtesan, the highest rank of prostitute, tying her obi in front as worn by such ladies

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Online ID: 000-190-001-273-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1887.745
Date: 1835/6
19th century
What: Book / sheet / roll / drawing / collection
Subject: Prints
Where: Japan
Description: Collection of one hundred and sixteen books, five hundred sheets, twenty nine rolls, and two drawings, printed in colours: Japan, 19th century
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