The Courtesan Kiyu

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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The Courtesan Kiyu by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Courtesan Kiyu

Series; Eastern Pictures of Heroic Women Compared
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

The Courtesan Kiyu - Terrific portrait of the courtesan Kiyo kneeling beside a lamp. She looks over her shoulder with a wary expression, her chin tilted up defiantly, partially concealing an object beneath the sleeve of her lavender kimono. Her red under robe is detailed with an intricate tie-dyed pattern, with an olive green dotted collar, tied with a blue tie-dyed obi. A great expressive figure from a rarely seen Yoshitoshi beauty series, also translated as "Keen Competition Among Women in Eastern Pictures."

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Backed with paper. A couple creases, light stain. Please see photos for details.

The Courtesan Kiyu by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
The Courtesan Kiyu by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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