Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国)

Print: Oiran accompanied by her two kamuro

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Dates: 1859,created
Dimensions: Overall dimensions

Signed: Toyokuni ga (豊国画)
Publisher: Daikokuya Heikichi
(Marks 029 - seal 22-094)
Carver: Horikō Masa (彫工政)
Combined censor and date seal: aratame and 6/1859

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Physical description:

This is probably one panel of a multi-paneled composition.


The courtesans elaborate kimono is decorated with a lion and peonies. This is similar to another print of a high ranking prostitute in the Lyon Collection, an Eizan print, produced approximately fifty years earlier. See #731.


According to the Japan Arts Council web site the carver Horikō Masa (彫工政) is the same person as Matsushima Hori Masu (松嶋彫政). See Lyon Collection #1397.