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Oiran accompanied by her two kamuro

Identifier: 1859-62c Kunisada oiran w kamuros.jpg
Description:

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

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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.

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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.

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