Artwork Details for Eisui, Ichirakusai (a.c. 1800) "The courtesan Hanahito from the Ogi-ya"


Eisui, Ichirakusai (a.c. 1800) - The courtesan Hanahito from the Ogi-ya

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The courtesan Hanahito from the Ogi-ya
by Eisui, Ichirakusai (a.c. 1800)

Artist:Eisui, Ichirakusai (a.c. 1800)
Title:The courtesan Hanahito from the Ogi-ya
Series:Five Seasonal Festivals
Date:1798 (this item: Posthumous strike)
Publisher:Ukiyo-e Dokokai - 浮世絵同好会
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Oban - 大判, 40 x 27cm (sheet size)
Condition:Fine impression and condition (pristine). Original untrimmed state. No tears, folds, stains, creases or foxing.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:11024-Ichirakusai_Eisui
Notes:Ichirakutei Eisui (active 1789-1823). This is a bust portrait of the courtesan Hanahito of the Ogi-ya. The Doll Festival from a set of the Five Seasonal Festivals published by Maru-ya Bun'emon, c.1798. You can find the British Museum's impression of this print illustrated in the reference text "Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections" as print number 205.
  This type of print shows a woman of the pleasure quarters. The Edo period red-light districts were officially sanctioned, however, they weren't the playground for just anyone. The popular top-class geishas of the day (known as Oiran) were depicted in this type of print. In ukiyo-e woodblock prints, this close-up portrait view of the upper body is known as an okubi-e (bust portrait).
  Publisher seals on verso. Printer: Maeda; Carver: Tanaka.
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