Isoda Koryūsai: The courtesan Nanakoshi with her two kamuro.
Artist: Isoda Koryūsai
Title: The courtesan Nanakoshi with her two kamuro.
Date: ca. late 1770s
From Koryûsai’s most famous bijin series, “Models for Fashions: New Designs as Fresh as Young Leaves” (Hinagata wakana no hatsu moyô). A portrait of the high-ranked courtesan Nanakoshi of the Ogi-ya, with her two kamuro Takane and Mineno. With the collector’s seal of Hayashi Tadamasa.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Some fading of blue and purple dayflower colors.
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi
Literature: See Chapter 4 of Allen Hockley’s “The Prints of Isoda Koryûsai”(2003) for a detailed analysis and examination of this important series.
Signature: Koryusai ga