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An image of Courtesan standing beneath a tree by Kubo SHUNMAN
Alternate image of Courtesan standing beneath a tree by Kubo SHUNMAN

Kubo SHUNMAN

(Japan 1757 – 1820)

Title
Courtesan standing beneath a tree
Other titles:
Oiran standing beneath a tree
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
Year
circa 1800
Media categories
Painting, Calligraphy
Materials used
hanging scroll; ink and slight colour on silk
Dimensions

94.3 x 31.7 cm image; 175.0 x 42.5 x 47.5 cm scroll

Signature & date
Signed l.r., in Japanese, [inscribed in ink], "Shumman [artist's seal]". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1980
Accession number
39.1980
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (5)

Jackie Menzies, Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, 'Asian Art', pg. 85-103, Sydney, 1981, 100 (illus.), 101. cat.no. 31

Jackie Menzies, The Australian Antique Collector, 'Recent Japanese Acquisitions at the Art Gallery of New South Wales', pg. 90-95, Chippendale, Jan 1981-Jun 1981, 94 (illus.).

Jackie Menzies and Edmund Capon, Asian Collection Handbook, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Japanese Painting', pg. 53-69, Sydney, 1990, 62 (illus.).

Jackie Menzies, The Floating World: Japan's world of transient pleasures, Sydney, 1994. cat.no. C26

Jackie Menzies, Art of the Brush - Chinese & Japanese painting calligraphy, Sydney, 1995, 24 (illus.).

Exhibition history (4)

The Floating World Revisited:

The Floating World: Japan's World of transient pleasures, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 May 1994–17 Jul 1994

Art of the brush, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Sep 1995–12 Nov 1995

Beauty and Desire in Edo period Japan, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 06 Jun 1998–09 Aug 1998