Kikugawa EIZAN (1787-1867)

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A vertican oban diptych showing a courtesan holding a letter between her teeth. This, and biting a towel, were considered highly erotic and the prelude to intimate relations. Her obi, which has a design of a dragon amongst clouds, is printed with extensive mica added to the grey ground.



Fine impression and colour. Minor marks, otherwise fine condition. Signed Kikugawa Eizan hitsu.



Status: Sold



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