Posted by Alec W. (18.104.22.168) on January 01, 2022 at 00:44:44:
In Reply to: Japanese Print posted by Jerry Damerow on December 31, 2021 at 22:26:10:
It's an adaptation of a design from an album entitled "Yoshiwara keisei shin bijin awase jihitsu kagami" 吉原傾城新美人合自筆鏡, designed by Kitao Masanobu (aka Santō Kyōden) and published in 1784.
MFA Boston has the whole album; here's the design in question:
The text at the upper right is a sort of loose rendition of the album title, reading "Seirō meikun jihitsu-shū" 青楼名君自筆集.
I take this to be a 20th-century production.
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