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The Courtesan Sumanoura of the Akazutaya with a Young Attendant

Furyu Mu-Tamagawa [ Fashionable Six Jewel Rivers]

Artist: Shōjirō Yamadaya (active ) Publisher
Artist: Utagawa Kunimaru (1794 – 1829) Primary
Date: ca. 1820-1825
19th century
Dimensions: 15.25 x 10.5 in. (38.74 x 26.67 cm)
Dimensions Extent: sheet
Object Type: Woodblock Print
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Medium and Support: Woodcut
Credit Line: Gift of James Reed, 2019.
Accession Number: 2019.03.262
Not on view.

This print is from the series “Fashionable Six Jewel Rivers (Furyu Mu Tamagawa)”. It is part of a ukiyo-e subclass known as bijin-ga (美人画) , which are prints featuring women who meet the traditional standards of beauty of their time. See other copies of this print at the British Museum and the Austrian Applied Arts Museum

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