- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Anne van Biema American, 1915 - 2004
Pillar prints (hashira-e) were intended for display, and were pasted directly onto walls or pillars or mounted as hanging scrolls for a more formal presentation. Images of beautiful women (bijinga) were especially prevalent among the subjects of pillar prints, which flourished from the 1740s until the 1770s, when this print was designed by Koryvsai. Here a courtesan dreams after she has fallen asleep while sitting at her desk. The dream, which is represented as rising from her heart, is of Mount Fuji, a falcon, and eggplants, all auspicious symbols for the New Year. This design may have been published for display on the New Year.
- Published References
- Ann Yonemura with contributions by et al. Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection. Seattle and Washington. cat. 111, pp. 276-277.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum