An image of Kaomachi of Tama-ya

Utagawa Kunisada/Toyokuni III

(Japan 1786 – 1865)

Kaomachi of Tama-ya

Other titles:
Courtesan Maomachi, Courtesan Kaomachi
Location
Not on display
Further information

This print is technically unusual in being printed only in tones of blue. Its subject Kaomachi was a famous courtesan of the teahouse called Tama-ya.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.255.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615–1868
Year
circa 1830
Media
Print
Medium
woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
Dimensions
37.5 x 26.7 cm
Signature & date

Signed l.r.corner, in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Gototei Kunisada ga [picture by Gototei Kunisada]". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1930
Accession number
4358