Color woodblock print
Sheet: 33 x 23 cm (13 x 9 1/16 in.)
Bequest of Edward L. Whittemore 1930.208
This elegant print provides a glimpse into the private life of the courtesan, recording a quiet moment of enjoying tea. Shunman often depicted bijin (beautiful women) in a landscape setting, using subdued color harmonies featuring grays, pale green, and pale purple. In addition to being a printmaker, Shunman was also an accomplished painter, poet, and skilled worker in metal inlay and lacquer.
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