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Bijin reading a letter by lantern light - from the series
'A Collection of Modern Beauties' Tōsei bijin soroe no uchi (當盛美人揃之内)

Identifier: 1850c Kunisada II love letter

The 'beauties' in this series appear to be either geisha or prostitutes associated with particular restaurants or teahouses used a places of assignation.


There are two prints from this series in the Lyon Collection.

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