Courtesans in the Yoshiwara

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Courtesans in the Yoshiwara by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Courtesans in the Yoshiwara

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.

Courtesans in the Yoshiwara by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Courtesans in the Yoshiwara by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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