The Courtesan Murasaki in a Dragon Kimono - Handsome portrait of the courtesan Murasaki and her kamuro or child apprentice strolling through the Yoshiwara at night. She wears a black kimono patterned with a dragon clutching a jewel in its claws, and a red obi with a lion on it. The girl wears a matching robe, her hair adorned with clusters of leaves. The beauty wears geta clogs with three "teeth," identifying her as an oiran or high-ranking courtesan. A classic Edo era beauty design.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 14" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Small losses and tears at edges, thinning, repaired. Toning, soiling, creasing throughout. Please see photos for details.
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