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Artist: Kikugawa Eizan (菊川英山)

Print: Two oiran, Inaoka (稲岡) and Shigee (? 茂枝) of the Okamotoya (岡本屋), from the series Seirō bijin awase (青楼美人合)

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Dates: circa 1812 - 1813,created
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.75 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Eizan hitsu (英山筆)
Artist's seal in read
Publisher: Maruya Jinpachi (Marks 294 - seal 08-088)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Kanagawa Prefectural Museum - another print from this series;

Physical description:

Notice the green lower lip on the courtesan at the top - a fashion statement - and the blackened area at the mouths of both of these women meant to portray their blackened teeth - another fashion statement.

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The round red seal below the artist's signature appears on a few other prints from this time, but it is fairly rare and doesn't show up often.

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There is another copy of this print in the Ōta Memorial Museum of Art. It was shown at the exhibition of the 150th anniversary of the artist's death.