Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国)

Print: An oiran of the Kanayama house (金山屋) about to step into her getas

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Dates: circa 1820,created
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.75 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print
Inscription: Signed: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi
(Marks 391 - seal 01-008)
Censor's seal: kiwame

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Physical description:

Unknown series - Is this part of triptych?

Judging by the robes this high ranking courtesan is wearing it is probably winter time. Her blue kimono is decorated with one of the symbols of the house she is employed by. The kanzashi or elaborate hairpins also display this motif. The other motifs found on her robes are sea shells and stylized waves.

On the left side of this print is a burnt orange noren or sign curtain which advertises the name of this house of prostitution.