Keisai Eisen, ‘Courtesans for Compass Points in Edo: The Syllable 'I,' Tatsunokuchi, Oi of Sugataebi-ya ’, ca. 1829, Scholten Japanese Art

a courtesan wearing an uchikake elaborately decorated with a hawk descending over a cascade of swirling water; signed Keisai Eisen ga, with publisher's seal Tama of Moritaya Hanzo, and censor's seal kiwame, ca. 1829

oban tate-e 15 5/8 by 10 3/8 in., 39.6 by 26.2 cm

Series: Courtesans for Compass Points in Edo

Image rights: Scholten Japanese Art

Publisher: Tama of Moritaya Hanzo

Giapponisimo: Suggestioni dell"Estremo Oriente dai Macchiaioli agli anni Trenta, Galleria d'arte moderna, Florence, Italy, April 3 - July 1, 2012

Keisai Eisen: Artist of the Floating World, Chiba City Museum of Art, 2012, p. 83, pl. 66 (with earlier circa date of 1818)

Francesco Morena, Giapponisimo, Firenze Musei and Sillabe, 2012, pp. 126-127, cat. no. 27

About Keisai Eisen