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The Courtesan

The Courtesan
by Buncho Ippitsusai (a.c.1755-1790s)

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Artist: Buncho Ippitsusai (a.c.1755-1790s) 一筆斎文調
Title: The Courtesan
Series: 
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Mitsugiri
Format (this edition): Mitsugiri
DB artwork code: 39570
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Saturday, 5 August 2006

The Courtesan

Artist: Buncho
Format: Hosoban tate-e: 12.25"x 5.5"

Subject: A young man, incognito in a headscarf, accosting a beautiful young courtesan; a small boy tugging at the man's obi in an attempt to distract him.

A magical and even by Buncho standards, notably elegant design.

Very rare.

Date: late 1760's

Condition: Virtually full size. Laid down on paper. Some restorations. Light wear, soils and flaws. Generally quite good state.

Colour: Remarkably well preserved apart from the blue background now faded to buff. Some discoloration of the green pigment.

Impression: Very good with gauffrage.


Estimated Value: 」2000 - 」3000


(no reserve price)
Current Bid: 」575

The artworks displayed on JAODB are not for sale.

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