Courtesan with a Foreigner

Utagawa School, 19th century

Collection of Similar Peoples: Courtesan with a Foreigner
(Tamono zukushi)

another rare example of shunga depicting a foreigner; a courtesan lies back while a man in European clothing holds her bent leg to his chest and fondles her; finely printed with metallic embellishments; ca. 1850s

koban 3 7/8 by 5 1/8 in., 9.8 by 12.9 cm



Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays by appointment only

Contact Katherine Martin at
(212) 585-0474 or email
to schedule a visit between 11am and 4pm for no more than two individuals at a time.
In order to adhere to New York State guidelines visitors are asked to wear face masks and practice social distancing.

site last updated
May 5, 2021

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
fx: (212) 585-0475