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Elegant courtesan Kasugano of Sasa-ya

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Elegant courtesan Kasugano of Sasa-ya
by Eisho Chokosai

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Artist: Eisho Chokosai 栄昌
Title: Elegant courtesan Kasugano of Sasa-ya
Series: A Comparison of Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters
Date 1st edition?1794 (circa)
Date of this artwork?c.1794-5 (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 40907
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Monday, 10 September 2007


A Comparison of Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters

Artist: Eisho
Format: Oban tate-e dark mica ground : 15" x 10" approx

Subject: From Eisho's monumental series of bijin busts Kakuchu Bijin Kurabe.

This example shows the elegant courtesan Kasugano of the greenhouse Sasa ya, drying herself after a bath.

Many of the designs from this set are known in variant impressions sometimes with pale mica backgrounds and sometimes with dark.

In our opinion the dark mica ground of this design highlights and compliments the almost ethereally pale figure of the bijin.

Publisher: Yamaguchi ya Chusuke

Date: c.1794-5

Condition: Full size. Mica somewhat worn and touched in on the right of the figure. Soils and a little rubbing at base. Generally very good state.

Colour: Very good with only minimal fading

Impression: Fine


Estimated Value: 」10000 - 」15000

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