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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)

Identifier: 1830s Eisen bijin
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.

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