Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni II (二代目歌川豊国)

Print: Aizuri-e - a courtesan holding a pipe (kiseru 煙管) stands before a large plant from the series Beauties of the Latest Fashion Compared with the Beauty of Flowers (Tōsei bijin hana-awase - 當世美人花合)

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Dates: created,circa 1825 - 1829
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

Signed: Toyokuni ga
Publisher: Shimizu (Marks U283 - seal 16-079)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Brooklyn Museum; National Gallery of Victoria;

Physical description:

There is another aizuri-e bijin print in the Lyon Collection by Toyokuni II - item #596. In both the woman's pose is basically the same, but the robes are different. Both women are holding pipes and in both prints there are clusters of flowers to be seen just to left - our left - of their heads.