Geisha Chô of Kyô-Ôgi-ya dressed as yuagari (after the bath)
Publisher: Tenki (?)
Signature: Ryûsai Shigeharu ga
Date: c. 1836
Original Japanese Woodblock Print, Size: Oban (36,5 x 25,2 cm)
Prints of courtesans, or any nontheatrical subject, are rare among Osaka print artists. This deluxe series was published in 1836 by Tenmaya Kihei and Honya Seibei showing courtesans in costume. At least 12 designs exist of this series and were designed by several artists including Hokuei, Hokuju, Sadahiro, Sadanobu, Shigeharu and Yoshikuni. The title cartouche show the series title in the upper part, in the fan the description of the costume and in the lower part the house and the name of the geisha.
For another piece of this series see F378.