Series; Customs of the Floating World: A Contest of Beautiful Women
Geisha Drinking Sake, circa 1823 - 1824 - Charming design of a geisha drinking sake from a cup with an unusual decoration inside of a minogame or straw-raincoat turtle with moss growing from its shell, an auspicious symbol of longevity. She wears a blue and white summer kimono over a light blue under robe, her hair pulled back into a smooth bun adorned with a comb and hairpins, one with a tiny mandarin duck on it. Beautifully detailed with delicate line work on the hair and eyelashes. A classic Eisen beauty portrait.
Artist - Eisen (1790 - 1848)
Image Size - 14 7/8" x 10 1/8"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Small loss at edge, thinning at corner, wormhole, repaired. Creasing throughout. Please see photos for details.
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