Courtesan Kogiku of the Sanozuchiya and Companions

by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

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Courtesan Kogiku of the Sanozuchiya and Companions by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

Original Eisen (1790 - 1848) Japanese Woodblock Print
Courtesan Kogiku of the Sanozuchiya and Companions

Comments - Handsome scene of two courtesans and their kamuro or child apprentices taking a stroll beneath blossoming cherry trees. At left, Kogiku of the Sanozuchiya wears a black outer robe patterned with chrysanthemums with a green border decorated with pillows. Her companion at right smiles as she looks back over her shoulder, her kimono featuring turtles with long moss growing from their shells, a symbol of longevity. Each wears tall wooden geta clogs with three "teeth" identifying her as an oiran or high-ranking courtesan. Nice detail in the elegant fabrics.

Artist - Eisen (1790 - 1848)

Image Size - 14 1/2" x 19 1/2"

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Two separate panels. Small losses at edge, a few holes, repaired. Wrinkling throughout, rubbing, slight toning and soiling, stain at edge. Please see photos for details.

Courtesan Kogiku of the Sanozuchiya and Companions by Eisen (1790 - 1848)
Courtesan Kogiku of the Sanozuchiya and Companions by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

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