Comments - Charming image of courtesans in the Yoshiwara enjoying a variety of pastimes At bottom center, a beauty pauses to looks up from the letter she is writing, a brush in one hand and a roll of paper in the other. At lower right, a young kamuro or child apprentice has trained a dog to sit up in return for a snack. At lower left, a courtesan reads a books, stopping to chat with a standing companion holding a plectrum or pick for the shamisen her other hand is resting atop. The room opens onto a view of the teahouses lining the street, framing by blossoming cherry trees. An attractive design with wonderful detail. The first time we've seen this Chikanobu triptych.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small losses at corners, repaired. Slight soiling. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.
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