Courtesan with Leaping Carp Kimono Kakemono, 1859

by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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Courtesan with Leaping Carp Kimono Kakemono, 1859 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Original Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Courtesan with Leaping Carp Kimono Kakemono, 1859

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Courtesan with Leaping Carp Kimono Kakemono, 1859 - Charming kakemono or vertical diptych portrait of a happy young courtesan, smiling as she looks ahead. She wears a striking kimono patterned with carp or koi fish leaping up a waterfall, bordered with layers of checked brocade and tied with a black obi featuring peony blossoms. She lifts the hem of her robes as she walks, revealing tall geta sandals with three "teeth" rather than the more common two, identifying her as an oiran or high ranking courtesan. Her hair is styled in two large loops, adorned with floral hairpins and combs. An attractive design, wonderfully detailed.

Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Image Size - 28" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Repair, a few creases.

Courtesan with Leaping Carp Kimono Kakemono, 1859 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Courtesan with Leaping Carp Kimono Kakemono, 1859 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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