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Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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1982,0701,0.2

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Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Six-fold screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house of pleasure. Ink, colours and gold on paper.

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  • COMPASS Title: Utagawa Toyoharu (attributed to), Courtesans of the Tamaya House, a screen painting

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  • COMPASS Title: Utagawa Toyoharu (attributed to), Courtesans of the Tamaya House, a screen painting

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  • COMPASS Image Caption: Screen before conservation

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house of pleasure. Ink, colours and gold on paper.

    Full: Front

  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house of pleasure. Ink, colours and gold on paper.

    Full: Front

  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house of pleasure. Ink, colours and gold on paper.

    Full: Front

  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house of pleasure. Ink, colours and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

    Detail: Other

  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

    Detail: Other

  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

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  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

    Recto

  • Painting, six-panel screen. Courtesans of the Tamaya house in latticed display room, amusing themselves dressing a doll, folding a paper crane, smoking, dozing off and playing shamisen music; high-ranking courtesans, possibly including Komurasaki, grouped on red carpet in centre of room; apprentices paired in matching kimonos with long, hanging sleeves. Ink, colour and gold on paper.

    Detail: Other