Comments - Charming triptych depicting three beauties standing on the verandah of a teahouse, taking a brief break from the evening's entertainment. The woman in the center carries a small kettle, smiling happily as she chats with her companions. The beauty at right wears a flowing kimono patterned with Genji symbols and paulownia blossoms, pausing in the doorway with a candle burning on a stand behind her. Geisha are silhouetted on the shoji windows, playing music and dancing for the guests, and the scene is framed by a blossoming cherry tree and a large stone lantern. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this image in its collection. A lovely, traditional Edo era beauty subject.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Vertical fold at side. Tear at edge, a few holes, repaired. Creasing throughout, slight toning, soiling, and rubbing. Please see photos for details.
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