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Courtesan Fan Painting

Courtesan Fan Painting


Artist: Shikimaro (active 1790-1810)

Title: Courtesan Fan Painting

Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi

Date: Edo Period, c.1810

Courtesans were educated in the arts of music, singing, dance, calligraphy, literature and poetry. The poem in the top left would probably have been written by the lady illustrated. Here she is pictured holding a brush (fude) as she decorates the fan.


SKU: Japanese Prints 443 Category: