Antique Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Japanese Woodblock Print of Courtesan Ca 1830

Antique Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Japanese Woodblock Print of Courtesan Ca 1830
Antique Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Japanese Woodblock Print of Courtesan Ca 1830
Antique Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Japanese Woodblock Print of Courtesan Ca 1830
Antique Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Japanese Woodblock Print of Courtesan Ca 1830
Antique Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Japanese Woodblock Print of Courtesan Ca 1830
Antique Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Japanese Woodblock Print of Courtesan Ca 1830
Antique Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Japanese Woodblock Print of Courtesan Ca 1830
Antique Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Japanese Woodblock Print of Courtesan Ca 1830
Antique Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Japanese Woodblock Print of Courtesan Ca 1830
Antique Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Japanese Woodblock Print of Courtesan Ca 1830
Antique Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Japanese Woodblock Print of Courtesan Ca 1830
Antique Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Japanese Woodblock Print of Courtesan Ca 1830

Antique Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Japanese Woodblock Print of Courtesan Ca 1830

This is a depiction of a Courtesan with elaborate hairstyle with Kanzashi ornaments typical of the Edo period. There is a woodblock print of a landscape on the wall next to her, and this may be a hint at what Courtesan she was, as Keisai Eisen often put the woodblock within a woodblock as a reference to the person's hometown or another similar symbolism. This may be one of the 56 woodblocks of courtesans in the album of prints from the series A Tokaido Board Game of Courtesans, Fifty-three Pairings in the Yoshiwara (Keisei dochu sugoroku, Mitate Yoshiwara gojusan tsui). Condition: Condition is commensurate with age and use. Very minor creases and scuffs.

Tiny tape fragment on top right corner. Measurements: 13 x 8 1/4 inches. Unless described as being new, the items for sale are vintage or used and it may show evidence of wear.

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Antique Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Japanese Woodblock Print of Courtesan Ca 1830