Comments - Handsome portrait of the courtesan Murasaki strolling through the Yoshiwara at night. Her outer kimono features chrysanthemums bordered with brocade trim, worn over a red under robe and tied with a checked obi. Her hair is pulled back into two loops, adorned with combs and many floral hairpins. The three "teeth" on her geta clogs identify her as an oiran or high-ranking courtesan. A fence behind her encloses yellow flowering plants beneath a blossoming cherry tree, with lanterns on stands. A classic Edo era beauty portrait.
Artist - Edo era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 9 7/8"
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Backed with paper. Stitching holes at side, a few creases, slight curling. Please see photos for details.
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