by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Comments - Fantastic design illustrating the upper story of the Owari-ya Teahouse in the Yoshiwara, with beauties enjoying their leisure time. Inside the room at left, a beauty writes a verse on a poem slip while her companion works on a folding fan. The courtesans at right chat together as a servant at far right tries to get their attention, kneeling beside a brazier with a tea kettle on it. An attractive depiction of life in the Yoshiwara, with a wonderfully detailed architectural setting and burnishing on the black kimono.
Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 18 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two separate panels. Small hole, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, a few marks. Please see photos for details.
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