Courtesan Examining Bolts of Fabric

by Tominobu (active circa 1804 - 1844)

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Courtesan Examining Bolts of Fabric by Tominobu (active circa 1804 - 1844)

Original Tominobu (active circa 1804 - 1844) Japanese Woodblock Print
Courtesan Examining Bolts of Fabric

A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

Prints from the Age of the Samurai - With this group of Edo era prints opening at incentivized low bids, take a moment to be transported back to the age when samurai ruled Japan. During the Tokugawa Shogunate, Japan enjoyed a period of relative peace and prosperity for more than 250 years. Woodblock prints captured scenes from daily life, warriors and battles, the beauties of the Yoshiwara pleasure district, kabuki, and travelers along the Tokaido and Kisokaido roads. Watch for Age of the Samurai prints each week at Fuji Arts.

Courtesan Examining Bolts of Fabric - Great depiction of a courtesan examining the bolts of cloth spread out on the floor before her. She wears a kimono bordered with whitecapped waves, her furry black obi trailing on the floor. Her hair is arranged in two large loops, adorned with tortoiseshell combs and floral hairpins. An interesting design by a rarely seen artist.

Artist - Tominobu (active circa 1804 - 1844)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 10"

Condition - Good detail. Horizontal and vertical folds. A few wormholes, repaired.

Courtesan Examining Bolts of Fabric by Tominobu (active circa 1804 - 1844)
Courtesan Examining Bolts of Fabric by Tominobu (active circa 1804 - 1844)

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