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Artist: Teisai Senchō (貞斎泉晁)

Print: The oiran Ogura from the Owari house (尾張屋内尾倉登)
accompanied by two kamuro - from an untitled series

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Dates: circa 1832 - 1836,created
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.375 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print
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Signed: ōju (by special request) Teisai Senchō
應需貞斎泉晁
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō
(Marks 556 - seal 23-059)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Waseda University; Ritsumeikan University - attributed to Kunisada; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Miyoharu of the Wakamatsuya, another print from this series; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Hanateru of the Wakamatsuya, another print from this series; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Nagato of the Owariya, another print from this series; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Nagao of the Owariya, another print from this series;

Physical description:

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston say that the courtesan in their copy is possibly a woman named Okurato.

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This print is trimmed at the bottom. We mention this because only the top 80% or so of the publisher's seal is visible.

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There are this and two other prints from this series in the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art and three others at Ritsumeikan University. None of them signed and all assigned to Kunisada.

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There is a very interesting copy of this print in the collection of Ritsumeikan University, but the signature is missing. Not only that, but they have mistakenly attributed it to Kunisada. (See the link above.)

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Other major artists portrayed high-classed courtesans from this brothel. Eisen portrayed Hachijō, Katsumi and Kichō in the early 1820s. While Senchō also portrayed Naganobori from this same house.

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There are two other prints from this series illustrated in black and white in Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections: Victoria and Albert Museum I, vol. 4, 1989, figs. 122-3. These represent Mitsusode of the Owariya and Nanaoka of the Sugataebiya.