(Japan 1786 – 1865)
37.5 x 26.7 cm
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.
Gary Hickey, Beauty & desire in Edo period Japan, 'Pleasure Town', pg. 25-36, Parkes, 1998, 29 (colour illus.), 70. fig.no. 23
Verlie Just, Four Centuries of Ukiyo-e Prints, Brisbane, 1997. cat.no. 33
Jackie Menzies, The Floating World: Japan's world of transient pleasures, Sydney, 1994. cat.no. C22
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Floating World', Sydney, 2003, 255 (colour illus.).
The Floating World: Japan's World of transient pleasures, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 May 1994–17 Jul 1994
Four Centuries of Ukiyo-e Prints, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, 07 May 1997–27 Jul 1997
Beauty and Desire in Edo period Japan, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 06 Jun 1998–09 Aug 1998