Chotensai Eiju: Man and fish and spirit of an oiran
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.