Re: Sadafusa's Oiran

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Posted by Dan on June 21, 2002 at 23:47:09:

In Reply to: Sadafusa's Oiran posted by Deborah McGlauflin on June 21, 2002 at 22:38:14:

Hi Deborah,

I suspect "oiran" is not the actual name of the print but just a description of the subject. If you had a scan, we could probably translate the title and provide more information.

Sadafusa was a pupil of Kunisada. There aren't many records on him, but Roberts dictionary gives the following:

Sadafusa (fl. 1825-1850) Utagawa (originally Osawa). Lived first in Edo, then moved to Osaka. Pupil of Kunisada, working much in the same style. Made prints of bijin.

I have also seen some actor prints by him, also in the middle period Kunisada style. Good luck.

: I was given a lovely print by Sadafusa called Oiran (because it portrays a courtesan) some time back. I would like to learn more about the print and Sadafusa's life and work, but haven't had much like with online searches. Any advice on where to look for more information would be greatly appreciated.

: Best regards,
: Deborah McGlauflin

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