Original woodblock print - Washi paper - Beauty, Dragon, Bats - Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) - Courtesan Konoteru 小の照 of the House of Pleasure Tamaya 玉屋 - From the series "Keisei san bijn" 傾城三美人 (Three Beautiful Castle-Topplers [Courtesans]) Japan - ca 1830
Important original woodblock print made by the famous artist Keisai Eisen (渓斎英泉) and depicting the courtesan Konoteru (小の照) of the house of pleasure Tamaya (玉屋), in the Shin Yoshiwara (新吉原) district. The woman is presented under the flowering branches of a cherry tree and her uchikake (打掛) overcoat is magnificently decorated with a dragon and, at the bottom, with bats.
The vertical large oban (大判) format print was produced around 1830 by the publisher Ezakiya Kichibei (江崎屋吉兵衛), owner of Tenjudo (天寿堂), and is taken from a series entitled "Keisei san bijn" 傾城三美人 (Three Beautiful Castle-Topplers [Courtesans]). The term keisei 傾城 literally means castle-toppler and refers to high ranking courtesans whose matchless beauty could cause the downfall of an empire.
The precious woodcut on Japanese washi paper (和紙), despite the obvious signs of aging, is in overall good condition.
The woodblock print will be well-packaged and shipped by registered mail with a tracking code.
- Gravure originale sur bois
- Gravure sur bois Nishiki-e (polychrome)
- Papier Washi
- vers 1830
- Région/Pays d’origine
- Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)
- Beauté, Dragon, Chauves-souris
- Titre de l’œuvre d’art
- Courtesan Konoteru 小の照 of the House of Pleasure Tamaya 玉屋
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- 36×24×0 cm