Courtesan in a Leaping Carp Obi Kakemono

by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

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Courtesan in a Leaping Carp Obi Kakemono by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

Original Eisen (1790 - 1848) Japanese Woodblock Print
Courtesan in a Leaping Carp Obi Kakemono

Comments - Fantastic vertical diptych or kakemono of a courtesan wearing a light green kimono shaded to light brown with a border of morning glories, tied with a striking obi depicting a carp leaping up a waterfall. The lifelike fish fights against the splashing current, its scales carefully detailed. The kimono is trimmed with a green print featuring sacred jewels, worn over several tied-dyed under robes with matching brocade collars. Her hair is pulled back into a sleek knot with large tortoiseshell combs and decorative hairpins, and the three "teeth" of the beauty's tall black geta clogs identify her as an oiran or high-ranking courtesan. A lovely Edo era beauty design by Eisen.

Artist - Eisen (1790 - 1848)

Image Size - 29 1/8" x 9 3/4" + margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two separate panels, backed with paper. Small losses and thinning at edges, repaired. Toning, slight soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.

Courtesan in a Leaping Carp Obi Kakemono by Eisen (1790 - 1848)
Courtesan in a Leaping Carp Obi Kakemono by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

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