The Courtesan Hisui of the Fan House by Kitagawa Utamaro
Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
Woodblock Print Title: The Courtesan Hisui of the Fan House (Ogiya uchi Hisui), from the series The Five Festivals Flower Competition (Gosechi hana awase)
1st Publication: 1798
Size: Oban; 9 5/8" x 14 1/2" (24.5 x 37 cm)
Date of this edition: 1798
Publisher: Iseya Sanjiro
Condition: Color fading, consistent with prints from the early 1800's, toning, creases, vertical centerfold reinforced with tape.
Notes: A similar print is exposed at the Institute art of Chicago, visible HERE
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