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Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni II (二代目歌川豊国)

Print: Oiran sitting on a ledge by a lattice work

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Dates: circa 1827,created
Dimensions: 10.25 in,14.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
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Signed: Ichiryūsai (?) Toyoshige ga
一龍斉豊重画
Publisher: Imariya Ushizō
(Marks 138 - seal 15-028)
Censor's seal: kiwame

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Physical description:

The courtesan in the picture is wearing a robe decorated with dianthus flowers which are also called pinks, but the Japanese word is nadeshiko (撫子). It is considered one of the Seven Flowers of Autumn.

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If Andreas Marks dates for the publisher of this print, Imariya Ushizō, ca. 1816-1827, then the date of this image can be no later than that end date.