Isoda Koryūsai: A courtesan is helped into her outer garment by her attendant. (Sold)
Artist: Isoda Koryūsai
Title: A courtesan is helped into her outer garment by her attendant.
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 Somenosuke from the Matsuba-ya. With unusually well-preserved color.
Condition: Excellent impression and color; very good condition.
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