Senchô: Oiran SugatanoSenchô: Oiran Sugatano
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Teisai Senchô (act. c. 1827-1850)

The oiran (high-ranking courtesan) Sugatano from the Sugata-Ebiya house in splendid garb, sitting next to a tea ceremony shelf and holding her shakuhachi flute. In the cartouche the nocturnal view of the landscape near Susaki.

Title: Susaki – Sugata-Ebiya (no) uchi Sugatano

Series: Zensei azuma fûkei (Flourishing Scenes of the East) (Marks P1287)

Signature: Teisai Senchô ga

Censor: Kiwame

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô), Edo

Date: 1830s

Size: Vertical Oban, 36,7 x 24,7 cm

Fine impression in very good, fresh colours. Slightly trimmed. A few old ink stains (only one visible from the front), some smoothed creases and folds, in the upper margin two professionally restored paper defects. Minor soiling and rubbing. Overall in very good condition.

A rarely seen print by this excellent artist and pupil of Keisai Eisen. Cf. MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll. No. 11.37481; MAK Vienna, No. HM 11486-142