The courtesans Ei and Konami of the Nakamoriken as the Emperor Shi (Kan’yô) and his concubine Kayô
Shimanouchi Nerimono (Costumes in the Shimanouchi District)
Ryûsau Shigeharu ga
ôban diptych, 25.1 x 36.8 cm each
Fine impression with metallic pigments; faded; a few wormholes to edges, filled.
Prints of courtesans, or any non-theatrical subject, are a rare among Osaka print artists. This deluxe series from about 1836 showing courtesans in costume was designed by several artists including Hokuei, Hokuju, Sadahiro, Sadanobu, Shigeharu and Yoshikuni.