Courtesan in a Phoenix Kimono Kakemono

by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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Courtesan in a Phoenix Kimono Kakemono by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Original Kunisada III (1848 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
Courtesan in a Phoenix Kimono Kakemono

Comments - Attractive kakemono or vertical diptych of an elegantly dressed courtesan out for a stroll. She wears a striking black outer kimono patterned with a colorful phoenix with long tail feathers, and purple paulownia blossoms with large green leaves. Her red brocade obi features a large floral motif with graceful yellow scrolls, and she wears tall wooden geta clogs with three "teeth" identifying her as an oiran or high-ranking courtesan. She smiles happily as she looks ahead, her hair ornately arranged with a large comb and many hairpins decorated with flowers and seashells. A handsome design, nicely fitting the vertical kakemono format.

Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Image Size - 27 5/8" x 9 1/8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two attached panels. A couple small holes, repaired. A few creases. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.

Courtesan in a Phoenix Kimono Kakemono by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Courtesan in a Phoenix Kimono Kakemono by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)