Courtesans and Kamuro

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Courtesans and Kamuro by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Courtesans and Kamuro

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Courtesans and Kamuro - Attractive triptych depicting three oiran or high ranking courtesans and their kamuro or child attendants strolling through the Yoshiwara. The beauty at right wears a kimono patterned with white rabbits and autumn grasses and blossoms. The woman in the center wears a blue outer robe featuring bellflowers, pinks, and other blossoms, while the kimono of the courtesan at left is decorated with pine sprigs and falling rain. A border of clouds separates the figures from a low fence enclosing a garden with flowering shrubs and cherry trees. A classic Edo era beauty design.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 29 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Stitching holes at one side of each panel, large losses at corners, a few wormholes, repaired. Soiling, slight toning and rubbing, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Courtesans and Kamuro by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Courtesans and Kamuro by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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