Courtesans outside a Teahouse

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Courtesans outside a Teahouse by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Courtesans outside a Teahouse

Comments - Handsome scene of courtesans and beauties outside the entrance to a teahouse. At center right, a beauty smiles down at a crouching man looking up with a puzzled grin. Her two kamuro or child apprentices stand beside her, one giggling into the sleeve of her phoenix print kimono. At left, another young girl tugs on a man's sleeve as he holds up a battledore with a portrait of a kabuki actor on it. At far right, a servant balances a low red lacquer table of food atop his head. Cherry trees bloom in the courtyard garden, and a patron and beauties can be seen in a window at upper right. An attractive design with wonderful detail in the setting. Includes faint embossing on the cherry blossoms.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 29 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Good detail. Small losses at edges, a few holes and thinning spots, repaired. Light creasing.

Courtesans outside a Teahouse by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Courtesans outside a Teahouse by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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