August: Oiran - Charming illustration from a series depicting events during each month of the year. For August, Gekko depicts an oiran, a high ranking courtesan, seated on a bench outside the entrance to the Yoshiwara district, which is silhouetted in brushy strokes against the evening sky. She wears an elegant white kimono tied with a black obi, her hair piled high atop her head with many hairpins and combs. Wearing matching attire, her young attendant plays happily with two puppies in the street. A lovely design with fine detail.
Artist - Gekko (1859 - 1920)
Image Size - 9" x 13 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Toning, soiling, rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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