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Geisha and Fan Seller (set of 2)

Size: 38.0cm by 26.0cm (14.96 in by 10.24 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Torii Kiyonaga

Era: Mid Showa | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 16,000$ 120.00£ 94.50€ 110.00

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Description: This diptych beautifully summarizes the atmosphere of a street on a summer day using the vertical composition. The unusual format of two vertical sheets, kakemono-e (hanging picture) that people used as a hanging decoration, was said to have been first made by Kiyonaga. The drum hanging on the second floor indicates that the women are geisha. While a young man selling fan paper is walking below, the six women's eyes are focused on one young man.

These particular prints are post-war reproductions by Yamada Shoin. Printer: Hoshino / Carver: Maeda (top sheet), Kuga (bottom sheet)

The displayed dimension is each print size.


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