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Courtesans Collection

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Satire on conjugal fidelity, c.1540. Creator: Vogtherr, Heinrich, the Elder (1490-1556)

Satire on conjugal fidelity, c.1540. Creator: Vogtherr, Heinrich, the Elder (1490-1556)
Satire on conjugal fidelity, c.1540. Private Collection

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Courtesans in a Peony Garden, mid-19th century. Creator: Unknown

Courtesans in a Peony Garden, mid-19th century. Creator: Unknown
Courtesans in a Peony Garden, mid-19th century

Background imageCourtesans Collection: No. 3, Shizunoo, from the series An Excellent Selection of Thirty-six Noted Courtesans... 1860-61

No. 3, Shizunoo, from the series An Excellent Selection of Thirty-six Noted Courtesans... 1860-61. Private Collection

Background imageCourtesans Collection: No. 27, Tamagiku, from the series An Excellent Selection of Thirty-six Noted Courtesans... 1860-61

No. 27, Tamagiku, from the series An Excellent Selection of Thirty-six Noted Courtesans... 1860-61. Private Collection

Background imageCourtesans Collection: A Beauty of the Matsuba, from the series 'Courtesans of the Five Festivals (Yukun gosekku)'

A Beauty of the Matsuba, from the series "Courtesans of the Five Festivals (Yukun gosekku)", ca 1805. Private Collection

Background imageCourtesans Collection: The Courtesan Hanaogi of the Ogiya House Attended by Two Kamuro

The Courtesan Hanaogi of the Ogiya House Attended by Two Kamuro. Creator: Toyokuni, Utagawa (1769-1825)
The Courtesan Hanaogi of the Ogiya House Attended by Two Kamuro. Private Collection

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Fête champêtre with Turkish Courtiers under a Tent, c.1720-c.1737. Creator: Jean Baptiste Vanmour

Fête champêtre with Turkish Courtiers under a Tent, c.1720-c.1737. Creator: Jean Baptiste Vanmour
Fete champetre with Turkish Courtiers under a Tent, c.1720-c.1737

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Seiro Bijin awase. Courtesans of the great houses in Yoshiwara, 1770

Seiro Bijin awase. Courtesans of the great houses in Yoshiwara, 1770. Creator: Harunobu, Suzuki (1724-1770)
Seiro Bijin awase. Courtesans of the great houses in Yoshiwara, 1770. Private Collection

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Toto Shin Yoshiwara yobidashi. (Toto Shin, a yobidashi of Yoshiwara), ca 1825

Toto Shin Yoshiwara yobidashi. (Toto Shin, a yobidashi of Yoshiwara), ca 1825. Private Collection

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Officers and Courtesans in an Interior, 19th century. Creator: Constantin Guys

Officers and Courtesans in an Interior, 19th century. Creator: Constantin Guys
Officers and Courtesans in an Interior, 19th century

Background imageCourtesans Collection: La Belle Otéro, c. 1895. Creator: Pal (Jean de Paléologue) (1855-1942)

La Belle Otéro, c. 1895. Creator: Pal (Jean de Paléologue) (1855-1942)
La Belle Otero, c. 1895. Private Collection

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Courtesans and Their Attendants Parading under Lanterns, c. 1780/1801. Creator: Katsukawa Shuncho

Courtesans and Their Attendants Parading under Lanterns, c. 1780/1801. Creator: Katsukawa Shuncho
Courtesans and Their Attendants Parading under Lanterns, c. 1780/1801. Detail from a larger artwork

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Courtesans and Their Attendants Parading under Lanterns, c. 1780/1801. Creator: Katsukawa Shuncho

Courtesans and Their Attendants Parading under Lanterns, c. 1780/1801. Creator: Katsukawa Shuncho
Courtesans and Their Attendants Parading under Lanterns, c. 1780/1801. Detail from a larger artwork

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Rain the Morning After in the Pleasure Quarter (Seiro kinuginu no ame), c. 1795

Rain the Morning After in the Pleasure Quarter (Seiro kinuginu no ame), c. 1795. Creator: Eishosai Choki
Rain the Morning After in the Pleasure Quarter (Seiro kinuginu no ame), c. 1795. Courtesans lighting pipes, putting on make up. Detail from a larger artwork

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Rain the Morning After in the Pleasure Quarter (Seiro kinuginu no ame), c. 1795

Rain the Morning After in the Pleasure Quarter (Seiro kinuginu no ame), c. 1795. Creator: Eishosai Choki
Rain the Morning After in the Pleasure Quarter (Seiro kinuginu no ame), c. 1795. Courtesans making tea. Detail from a larger artwork

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Rain the Morning After in the Pleasure Quarter (Seiro kinuginu no ame), c. 1795

Rain the Morning After in the Pleasure Quarter (Seiro kinuginu no ame), c. 1795. Creator: Eishosai Choki
Rain the Morning After in the Pleasure Quarter (Seiro kinuginu no ame), c. 1795. Courtesans sleeping. Detail from a larger artwork

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Hydria (Water Jar), 470-460 BCE. Creator: Leningrad Painter

Hydria (Water Jar), 470-460 BCE. Creator: Leningrad Painter
Hydria (Water Jar), 470-460 BCE

Background imageCourtesans Collection: A Parade of Courtesans, c. 1690. Creator: Hishikawa Moronobu

A Parade of Courtesans, c. 1690. Creator: Hishikawa Moronobu
A Parade of Courtesans, c. 1690. This print may depict a scene from a Soga brothers drama. Attributed to Hishikawa Moronobu

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Perspective Picture of a Large Room (Senjojiki uki-e no zu), 1765

Perspective Picture of a Large Room (Senjojiki uki-e no zu), 1765. Possibly a scene in the pleasure quarters, with a shamisen and koto in the foreground. Attributed to Ishikawa Toyonobu

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Seiro bijin awase): Kisegawa of the Matsubaya... c. 1797

Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Seiro bijin awase): Kisegawa of the Matsubaya... c. 1797. Creator: Hosoda Eishi
Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Seiro bijin awase): Kisegawa of the Matsubaya with Attendants Onami and Menami, c. 1797

Background imageCourtesans Collection: The Courtesans of the Chojiya on Display in the Daytime (Chojiya hirumise), c. 1796 / 98

The Courtesans of the Chojiya on Display in the Daytime (Chojiya hirumise), c. 1796 / 98
The Courtesans of the Chojiya on Display in the Daytime (Chojiya hirumise), c. 1796/98

Background imageCourtesans Collection: A parody of courtesans on display at the Ogiya (Ogiya mise yatsushi), c. 1795

A parody of courtesans on display at the Ogiya (Ogiya mise yatsushi), c. 1795

Background imageCourtesans Collection: The Courtesans Hanaogi, Segawa, and Miyahito of the Ogiya, c. 1796 / 97

The Courtesans Hanaogi, Segawa, and Miyahito of the Ogiya, c. 1796 / 97
The Courtesans Hanaogi, Segawa, and Miyahito of the Ogiya, c. 1796/97

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Rain the Morning After in the Pleasure Quarter (Seiro kinuginu no ame), c. 1795

Rain the Morning After in the Pleasure Quarter (Seiro kinuginu no ame), c. 1795. Courtesans lighting pipes, putting on make up and making tea while others still sleep

Background imageCourtesans Collection: The Courtesans Misayama of the Chojiya and Wakana of the Matsubaya Parading... c

The Courtesans Misayama of the Chojiya and Wakana of the Matsubaya Parading... c
The Courtesans Misayama of the Chojiya and Wakana of the Matsubaya Parading under Cherry Blossoms, c. 1789/1801

Background imageCourtesans Collection: A House of Courtesans, from the series 'The Appearance of Yoshiwara', c

A House of Courtesans, from the series "The Appearance of Yoshiwara", c
A House of Courtesans, from the series " The Appearance of Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara no tei)", c. 1681/84

Background imageCourtesans Collection: In a Pleasure House in Shinagawa (Shinagawa no rojo), late 18th-early 19th century

In a Pleasure House in Shinagawa (Shinagawa no rojo), late 18th-early 19th century. Creator: Hosoda Eishi
In a Pleasure House in Shinagawa (Shinagawa no rojo), late 18th-early 19th century

Background imageCourtesans Collection: A Selection of Beauty from the Pleasure Quarters (Seiro bijin awase): Courtesans Hired... c. 1794

A Selection of Beauty from the Pleasure Quarters (Seiro bijin awase): Courtesans Hired... c. 1794
A Selection of Beauty from the Pleasure Quarters (Seiro bijin awase): Courtesans Hired for the New Years Holidays - Takigawa of the Ogiya, c. 1794

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Beauties Parodying the Seven Sages - A Selection of Younger Courtesans... c. 1793

Beauties Parodying the Seven Sages - A Selection of Younger Courtesans... c. 1793. Creator: Hosoda Eishi
Beauties Parodying the Seven Sages - A Selection of Younger Courtesans (Shichi kenjin yatsushi bijin shinzo zoroe): Kumegawa of the Ogiya, c. 1793

Background imageCourtesans Collection: The Six Immortals of Poetry, Abbreviated, c. 1795. Creator: Chokosai Eisho

The Six Immortals of Poetry, Abbreviated, c. 1795. Creator: Chokosai Eisho
The Six Immortals of Poetry, Abbreviated, c. 1795. Three of the most beautiful courtesans in the Yoshiwara pleasure district are depicted, each with a male guest

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Child Attendants: A Set of Three (Kamuro sanpukutsui), c. 1744 / 51

Child Attendants: A Set of Three (Kamuro sanpukutsui), c. 1744 / 51
Child Attendants: A Set of Three (Kamuro sanpukutsui), c. 1744/51

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Courtesans of Yoshiwara and their attendants viewing the peonies on Nakanocho, c. 1787

Courtesans of Yoshiwara and their attendants viewing the peonies on Nakanocho, c. 1787

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Snowy Morning in the Pleasure Quarters (Seiro yuki no ashita), c. 1789

Snowy Morning in the Pleasure Quarters (Seiro yuki no ashita), c. 1789

Background imageCourtesans Collection: A Party in the Shinagawa Pleasure Quarters, c. 1790. Creator: Torii Kiyonaga

A Party in the Shinagawa Pleasure Quarters, c. 1790. Creator: Torii Kiyonaga
A Party in the Shinagawa Pleasure Quarters, c. 1790

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Yoshiwara, from the series 'Eight Views of Edo (Koto hakkei)', c. 1780 / 1801

Yoshiwara, from the series "Eight Views of Edo (Koto hakkei)", c. 1780 / 1801
Yoshiwara, from the series " Eight Views of Edo (Koto hakkei)", c. 1780/1801

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Women on a Balcony of a Yoshiwara Teahouse, c. 1780s. Creator: Katsukawa Shuncho

Women on a Balcony of a Yoshiwara Teahouse, c. 1780s. Creator: Katsukawa Shuncho
Women on a Balcony of a Yoshiwara Teahouse, c. 1780s

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Courtesans and Their Attendants Parading under Lanterns, c. 1780 / 1801

Courtesans and Their Attendants Parading under Lanterns, c. 1780 / 1801
Courtesans and Their Attendants Parading under Lanterns, c. 1780/1801

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Act 7 (Shichidanme), from the series 'The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)', c. 1834/39

Act 7 (Shichidanme), from the series "The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)", c. 1834/39. Kuranosuke attends a banquet at Ichiriki-ya, a teahouse served by courtesans

Background imageCourtesans Collection: The parlor of a brothel in the pleasure quarters, c. 1789 / 1801

The parlor of a brothel in the pleasure quarters, c. 1789 / 1801
The parlor of a brothel in the pleasure quarters, c. 1789/1801

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Kabuki Actors Segawa Kikunojo III and Ichikawa Monnosuke II and Two Courtesans Celebr... ca. 1790s

Kabuki Actors Segawa Kikunojo III and Ichikawa Monnosuke II and Two Courtesans Celebr... ca. 1790s
Kabuki Actors Segawa Kikunojo III and Ichikawa Monnosuke II and Two Courtesans Celebrating the New Year, ca. 1790s

Background imageCourtesans Collection: The Oiran Shirayu of Wakanaya attended by Two Kamuro and Shinzo, ca. 1778

The Oiran Shirayu of Wakanaya attended by Two Kamuro and Shinzo, ca. 1778

Background imageCourtesans Collection: The Oiran Wakoku of Echizen-ya attended by a Shinzo and a Kamuro, ca. 1778

The Oiran Wakoku of Echizen-ya attended by a Shinzo and a Kamuro, ca. 1778

Background imageCourtesans Collection: The Four Accomplishments (Kinkishoga), ca. 1788-90. Creator: Kitagawa Utamaro

The Four Accomplishments (Kinkishoga), ca. 1788-90. Creator: Kitagawa Utamaro
The Four Accomplishments (Kinkishoga), ca. 1788-90

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Two Courtesans... late 18th-early 19th century. Creator: Kubo Shunman

Two Courtesans... late 18th-early 19th century. Creator: Kubo Shunman
Two Courtesans, One Playing a Koto (Harp) and The Other Reading a Letter, late 18th-early 19th century

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Courtesans with fan and flute, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Creator: Unknown

Courtesans with fan and flute, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Creator: Unknown
Courtesans with fan and flute, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Formerly attributed to Zhang Gui

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Parody of the tale of Nasu no Yoichi, Edo period, 1615-1868. Creator: Kawamata Tsuneyuki

Parody of the tale of Nasu no Yoichi, Edo period, 1615-1868. Creator: Kawamata Tsuneyuki
Parody of the tale of Nasu no Yoichi, Edo period, 1615-1868. A horseman aims an arrow into a fan held by a reclining female shamisen musician

Background imageCourtesans Collection: In front of the Saint Michaels Church: the blessing, beautiful world, light girls... c

In front of the Saint Michaels Church: the blessing, beautiful world, light girls... c
In front of the Saint Michaels Church: the blessing, beautiful world, light girls, addresses, idlers, c. 1830. Found in the collection of Vienna Museum

Background imageCourtesans Collection: Parody of a scene from The Tale of Genji, early 18th century. Creator: Kawamata Tsuneyuki

Parody of a scene from The Tale of Genji, early 18th century. Creator: Kawamata Tsuneyuki
Parody of a scene from The Tale of Genji, early 18th century



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