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

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

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

About Keisai Eisen