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Artist: Teisai Senchō (貞斎泉晁)

Print: Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maruebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series
Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers (Keisei hana kurabe - 傾城花競)

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Dates: created,1830s
Dimensions: Overall dimensions
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Signed: Seichōtei Senchō ga
青蔦亭泉晁画
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō
(Marks 556 - seal 03-004)

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - another example from this series: standing courtesan; National Diet Library - in a book of prints - go to #52; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - another example from this series: oiran with kamuro; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - another example from this series: reclining oiran playing with a cat; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - another example from this series: Onoyama of the Sugata-Ebiya; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - another example from this series: Nanaoka of the Sugata-Ebiya; Tokyo Digital Museum - Kuninao print of Toyohana;

Physical description:

It would appear from a sale at Christie's that Senchō did at least one other image of this courtesan beautifully attired. That print shows no signature or publisher, but the attribution seems solid.

Kuninao (1793-1854) also created a print of Toyohana on parade during New Year's.