Courtesans for Compass Points in Edo: The Syllable 'I,' Tatsunokuchi, Oi of Sugataebi-ya
(Keisei Edo hokaku: I, Tatsunokuchi, Sugataebi-ya nai Oi)
a courtesan wearing an uchikake elaborately decorated with a hawk descending over a cascade of swirling water; signed Keisai Eisen ga, with publisher's seal Tama of Moritaya Hanzo, and censor's seal kiwame, ca. 1829
oban tate-e 15 5/8 by 10 3/8 in., 39.6 by 26.2 cm
Keisai Eisen: Artist of the Floating World, Chiba City Museum of Art, 2012, p. 83, pl. 66 (with earlier circa date of 1818)
Giapponisimo: Suggestioni dell"Estremo Oriente dai Macchiaioli agli anni Trenta, Galleria d'arte moderna, Florence, Italy, April 3 - July 1, 2012
Francesco Morena, Giapponisimo, Firenze Musei and Sillabe, 2012, pp. 126-127, cat. no. 27
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February 21, 2020
Scholten Japanese Art
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New York, New York 10019
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