Two Courtesans with a Scroll
Artist: Tsukimaro, Kitagawa (1789-1829)
Title: Two Courtesans with a Scroll
Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobei (Kinkodo)
Date: Edo Period, 1790-1804
Tsukimaro (also known as Kikumaro) was a pupil of Utamaro. It was customary for pupils to emulate their teacher’s style. Here we see the influence of Utamaro, the master of the bijinga genre, in the bust portraits (okubi-e) of the two courtesans.