- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
The Honorable and Mrs. William Leonhart
The prominent stripes of an American flag in the upper left corner, echoed in the blue-and-white pattern of a courtesan's robe at the far right, identify this mercantile firm as American. In the center is a geisha, a professional entertainer, who plays a shamisen, a three-stringed Japanese instrument. An American woman holds an instrument of the violin or viol family, playing it as if it were a shamisen, with a shamisen plectrum.
- Published References
- Ann Yonemura. Beyond the Brush: Japanese Prints, Paper Works and Photographs. vol. XLIII no. 3. p. 33, fig. 4.
- Ann Yonemura, Milo Cleveland Beach, with contributions by The Honorable and Mrs. William Leonhart. Yokohama: Prints From 19th Century Japan. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 53, pp. 140-141.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum