Hiroshige II - Courtesan with cherry blossomsHiroshige II - Courtesan with cherry blossoms
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Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826-1869)

In spring, with the blooming cherry blossoms, in the center of Yoshiwara: a high ranking courtesan (Oiran) with her attendants (Shinzo) and a lantern carrier on her nightly walk through the amusement quarter.

Title: Yoshiwara Nakanochô (Nakanocho in the Yoshiwara)

Series: Tôto sanjûrokkei (Thirty-six Views of the Eastern Capital, i.e. Edo)

Signature: Hiroshige ga

Publisher: Aito (Sagamiya Tôkichi)

Date: 6/1862

Size: Oban, 34,7 cm x 22,7 cm (print size)

Very fine impression of the print, with fresh colours. A little bit toned in the margin due to his age, some small restored pinholes in the left side of the margin, on the bottom right side of the margin slightly thinner paper.

Cp.: MFA Boston, Spaulding Coll. Inv. Nr. 21.10148. Honolulu Museum of Art, Michener Coll. Inv. Nr. 22859