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Somenosuke of Matsubaya

Size: 39.0cm by 27.0cm (15.35 in by 10.63 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Chōkōsai Eishō

Era: Post-war | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 6,000$ 54.00£ 38.50€ 44.75 [Item has been sold]

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Description: From the series "Toji Zensei Bijin Zoroi"(Modern beauties of the Yoshiwara) this print depicts Somenosuke of house Matsubaya, known as a youthful courtesan who quickly rose through the ranks of popularity. Here Somenosuke is shown producing a concealed letter, glancing about to confirm she is indeed alone.

Written along side Somenosuke's name are the names of her two attendants, Wakagi, Wakaba.


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