Edo, Moon over the Pleasure Quarters, Takao - Lovely portrait of the elegant Yoshiwara courtesan Takao. She stands on a verandah watching a bird fly past the full moon, her hand gently resting on the head of her young attendant, who carries an inset cage with glowing fireflies. A low table at left holds a writing set and poem slips, while a kimono is hung over the stand at right. The inset above shows men gathered around a money barrel, possibly playing a lottery, with Mt. Fuji behind them. A charming scene.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. A few wormholes in margins, repaired. Small bump on sky. Please see photos for details.
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