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Artist:Toyohara Chikanobu 豊原周延 (1838-1912)
Description: No.8 Muro no tsu 室の津, from the series Eastern brocades: day and night compared (Azuma Nishiki Chūya Kurabe 東錦晝夜竸). Published by Kobayashi Tetsujiro in 1886. Courtesan from Muro-no-tsu with her two servants in a boat. Demonic ghost Akugenta Yoshihira is depicted on the upper inset. The cartouche has the courtesan addressing Akugenta with a line in 5/7/5 syllables, to which he replies in 7/7 syllables to complete the tanka 31 syllable line.
Signed:Yōshū Chikanobu hitsu
Size:Oban tate-e
Condition:Very good impression, colour and condition.
Price:Euro 225