Chotensai Eiju: Man and fish and spirit of an oiran

Chotensai Eiju: Man and fish and spirit of an oiran

Chotensai Eiju

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Artist: Chotensai Eiju
Title: Man and fish and spirit of an oiran
Date: ca 1790

Spirit of a courtesan (oiran) emerging from the mouth of a fish a young man has caught. Two beauties look on, amazed. The signature has been trimmed at left.

Literature: See the book “Hosoda Eishi” by Brandt. There is also an example in the British Museum collection.

SKU: ESH011


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