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The courtesan Chozan of the Chojiya Brothel arranging flowers with attendants

Torii Kiyonaga, Japanese, (1752–1815)

Creation date: 1780
Creation place: Japan

Other Information

Type: Woodblock
Medium and Support: Woodblock print
Credit Line: Gift of Alice Klauber and commemorating the Silver Jubilee Celebration of Fine Arts Society
Accession Number: 1950.32.12
Dimensions: 12 1/2 in. x 8 7/8 in. (31.75 cm x 22.54 cm)
Currently on view


Hamilton Easter Field, Brooklyn, New York ( - April 23, 1907 (or December 8, 1922))

Alice Ellen Klauber, San Diego, California (ca. 1907-1922 - 1950)

American Art Galleries, New York, New York (April 23, 1907 (or December 8, 1922) - April 23, 1907 (or December 8, 1922))

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1950 - )

Label Copy

One of the most significant prints in the Museum’s collection, this is the only known impression of it in the world. Other prints from this series are recorded, but this print was missing from the series until now in all other known sets. We are proud to show and to publish this important work for the first time.
Last Updated: 7/25/2013


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Dreams and Diversions: 250 Years of Japanese Prints from the San Diego Museum of San Diego Museum of Art , 11/6/2010 - 6/5/2011

Visible Vaults The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/12/2016 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego Catalogue: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1960
Page Number: 123

Andreas Marks and Dr. Sonya Quintanilla. Dreams and Diversions University of Washington Press. Seattle, WA, 2010
Page Number: 63, Figure Number: 39

Shugo Asano. Ukiyo-e Art
Page Number: 52-54, Figure Number: 2, page 53

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