• Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series <i> Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers</i> (<i>Keisei hana kurabe</i> - 傾城花競)
Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series <i> Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers</i> (<i>Keisei hana kurabe</i> - 傾城花競)
Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series <i> Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers</i> (<i>Keisei hana kurabe</i> - 傾城花競)
Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series <i> Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers</i> (<i>Keisei hana kurabe</i> - 傾城花競)
Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series <i> Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers</i> (<i>Keisei hana kurabe</i> - 傾城花競)
Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series <i> Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers</i> (<i>Keisei hana kurabe</i> - 傾城花競)
Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series <i> Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers</i> (<i>Keisei hana kurabe</i> - 傾城花競)
Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series <i> Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers</i> (<i>Keisei hana kurabe</i> - 傾城花競)
Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series <i> Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers</i> (<i>Keisei hana kurabe</i> - 傾城花競)
Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series <i> Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers</i> (<i>Keisei hana kurabe</i> - 傾城花競)
Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series <i> Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers</i> (<i>Keisei hana kurabe</i> - 傾城花競)
Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series <i> Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers</i> (<i>Keisei hana kurabe</i> - 傾城花競)
Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series <i> Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers</i> (<i>Keisei hana kurabe</i> - 傾城花競)
Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series <i> Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers</i> (<i>Keisei hana kurabe</i> - 傾城花競)
Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series <i> Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers</i> (<i>Keisei hana kurabe</i> - 傾城花競)

Teisai Senchō (貞斎泉晁) (artist )

Toyohana (豊花 ) of the Maru-Ebiya (丸海老屋内) from the series Comparisons of Courtesans and Flowers (Keisei hana kurabe - 傾城花競)

Print


1830s
Signed: Seichōtei Senchō ga
青蔦亭泉晁画
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō
(Marks 556 - seal 03-004)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - another example from this series: Tsumagoto of the Sugata-Ebiya
National Diet Library - in a book of prints - go to #52
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - another example from this series: Nagato of the Owariya with kamuro
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - another example from this series: Emon of the Maru-Ebiya playing with a cat
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - another example from this series: Onoyama of the Sugata-Ebiya
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - another example from this series: Nanaoka of the Sugata-Ebiya
Tokyo Digital Museum - Kuninao print of Toyohana One of the most striking elements of this series is its use of Prussian Blue, especially pronounced in the title cartouche. Another curious feature of this print is the printed (or painted?) image on the panel seen just behind the courtesan. It too has a 'Seichōtei Senchō' signature.

It would appear from a sale at Christie's that Senchō did at least one other image of this courtesan beautifully attired. That print shows no signature or publisher, but the attribution seems solid. All of the other examples from this series have the kiwame seal on them. This one in the Lyon Collection does not.

Kuninao (1793-1854) also created a print of Toyohana on parade during New Year's.
Tsutaya Kichizō (蔦屋吉蔵) (publisher)
beautiful women (bijin-ga - 美人画) (genre)