Kitao MASANOBU (Santo Kyoden) (1761-1816)


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A double oban design from Yoshiwara keisai shin bijin awase jihitsu kagami, “A Mirror Comparing the Handwriting of New and Beautiful Courtesans of the Yoshiwara”. Published by Tsutaya Jusaburo, 1784. One of the most important and sumptuous publications. Shows the courtesans Azumaya and Kokonoe of the Matsugane-ya house with their shinzo and kamuro. Second edition with revised palette.

Fine impression and colour. A few expertly repaired wormholes, otherwise very good condition.

Status: Sold

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