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Artist: Keisai Eisen (渓斎英泉)

Print: The Calculating Type from the series
'Twelve Scenes of Modern Beauties'
(Imayō bijin jūnikei - 今様美人十二景)
Yoshiwara (よし原)

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Dates: circa 1822 - 1823,created
Dimensions: 10.25 in,15.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: color woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Keisai Eisen ga (渓斎英泉画)
Publisher: Izumiya Ichibei (Marks 180 - seal 25-363)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Van Gogh Museum;

Physical description:

A courtesan reading a letter has a toothpick sticking out of her mouth. Notice the elaborate hairpins and her fashionably decorated green lower lip.

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There is another copy of this print in the Adachi Ward Museum (足立 区立郷土博物館所蔵), Tokyo.

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A Christie's website identifies this print as "...Tegaari so (The calculating type), subtitled Yoshiwara..."

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Illustrated in black and white in Catalogue of the Van Gogh Museum's Collection of Japanese Prints, 1991, #7, p. 60.