The Courtesan Yosooi of the Matsubaya

by Eisui (active circa 1790 - 1823)

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The Courtesan Yosooi of the Matsubaya by Eisui (active circa 1790 - 1823)

Eisui (active circa 1790 - 1823) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
The Courtesan Yosooi of the Matsubaya

Publisher - Adachi from a rare series of Edo masterwork designs. Adachi publisher seal in margin.

Adachi was one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Their woodblocks were printed to the highest standards with excellent color and fine detail. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images.

Comments - Lovely Eisui design of the young courtesan Yosooi of the Matsubaya playing a small hand drum. She holds the instrument with one hand as she taps out a rhythm with her slender fingers. An attractive okubi-e or large head portrait, detailed with embossing in the blossoms on the kimono and the white stripes on the cords of the drum.

Artist - Eisui (active circa 1790 - 1823)

Image Size - 15 1/8" x 10" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

The Courtesan Yosooi of the Matsubaya by Eisui (active circa 1790 - 1823)
The Courtesan Yosooi of the Matsubaya by Eisui (active circa 1790 - 1823)