Shiraito, a Courtesan of the Hashimotoya House, 1886 - Interesting scene of the courtesan Shiraito of the Hashimotoya house. She is shown walking out of the doorway at left, tugging up the edge of her striped outer robe, a packet of tissues caught between her teeth. Shiraito was in love with the samurai Mondo, unaware that he was married and had two small children. His wife came to visit Shiraito at the teahouse, to confront her and complain that Mondo was neglecting his family because of her. She stands in the hallway outside, dressed in a black coat and traveling hood. Behind her, a beauty supports a drunken guest, the man's arm around her shoulders as he staggers along, the silhouettes of revelers on the shoji panels beyond. An intriguing subject with a wonderfully detailed setting, including burnishing on the black lacquer door frames and the black coat.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 18 5/8"
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Two separate panels, backed with paper. A couple creases and small stains, light horizontal lines where backing papers meet. Please see photos for details.
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