Beauty with a Pipe, 1865 - Attractive portrait of a kamuro or child apprentice handing a letter to a courtesan in temporary quarters in Fukagawa. The beauty bens over with a smile, holding a sleeve to her chin as she holds her kimono closed with her other hand. Her purple robe depicts a scene from the popular Noh play "Hagoromo," a tale about a Tennin, a heavenly Buddhist spirit, who accidentally leaves her magic feather robe hanging on a pine tree, where a priest finds it. The room opens onto a garden with a stone lantern among leafy shrubs. A charming design from a rarely seen series.
Artist - Yoshiharu (1828 - 1888)
Image Size - 13 3/8" x 9" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Wrinkling throughout, a few marks. Please see photos for details.
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