Artist: Teisai Senchō (貞斎泉晁)

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

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Dates: circa 1832 - 1836,created
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.375 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

Signed: ōju (by special request) Teisai Senchō
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; Waseda University - another print from this series;

Physical description:

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


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.


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.)


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