Courtesans of the Shinagawa-ya

by Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)

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Courtesans of the Shinagawa-ya by Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)

Original Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874) Japanese Woodblock Print
Courtesans of the Shinagawa-ya

Comments - Terrific view of courtesans of the Shinagawa-ya establishment in the Yoshiwara, out for a stroll in front of their modern stone building. Each wears an elegant kimono and obi and extremely tall wooden geta clogs. In the center, a beauty's red outer robe features a scene of cockfighting, with a white rooster versus one with colorful feathers. The courtesan beside her has a dragon on her kimono. At right, another woman wears a black obi with a dragon and swirling clouds, a young kamuro or child apprentice following behind her. Beauties and guests look down from the upper story, one man leaning over the balustrade at center right. A great image with wonderful color and detail in the clothing and architectural setting.

Artist - Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)

Image Size - 14" x 29 1/8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with somewhat stiff paper. Horizontal and vertical wrinkles. Slight soiling, a few creases, light offsetting. Please see photos for details.

Courtesans of the Shinagawa-ya by Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)
Courtesans of the Shinagawa-ya by Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)