Courtesan in a Cherry Blossom Kimono and Lion Obi, circa 1829

by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

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Courtesan in a Cherry Blossom Kimono and Lion Obi, circa 1829 by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

Original Eisen (1790 - 1848) Japanese Woodblock Print
Courtesan in a Cherry Blossom Kimono and Lion Obi, circa 1829

Series; Courtesans for Compass Points in Edo
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 in a Cherry Blossom Kimono and Lion Obi, circa 1829 - Terrific portrait of a courtesan dressed in a striking red outer kimono patterned with three dimensional cherry blossoms and tied with an obi featuring a lion that appears ready to spring out of the fabric along with peonies and a rushing waterfall. She looks back over her shoulder, examining the hem of her robe with a slightly concerned expression, the tips of her toes peeking from beneath the fabric. Her hair is pulled back into a smooth know adorned with combs and decorative hairpins. A circular cartouche at left depicts a view of a shrine. A beautifully detailed subject from a rarely seen series.

Artist - Eisen (1790 - 1848)

Image Size - 14 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Condition - Good detail. Backed with somewhat stiff paper. Wrinkling throughout.

Courtesan in a Cherry Blossom Kimono and Lion Obi, circa 1829 by Eisen (1790 - 1848)
Courtesan in a Cherry Blossom Kimono and Lion Obi, circa 1829 by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

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