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Courtesan Smoking - 煙吹く女
by Utamaro 1, Kitagawa (1753-1806) - 喜多川歌麿
|Artist:||Utamaro 1, Kitagawa (1753-1806) - 喜多川歌麿|
|Title:||Courtesan Smoking - 煙吹く女|
|Series:||Ten Studies in Female Physiognomy (Fujin sogaku juttai) - 婦女人相十品|
|Date:||1790s (this artwork: April 25, 1966)|
|Publisher:||Yuyudo - 悠々洞出版|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Aiban - 合判, 22 x 31.5cm|
|Condition:||Fine impression and condition (pristine). Original untrimmed state. Beautiful strong embossing. No tears, folds, stains, creases or foxing.|
|Notes:||Supervised by Takamizawa of the Takamizawa publishing house. Included with each woodblock print is a windowed folder for viewing your print.
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).
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