Original Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print
Keisai Eisen (渓斎英泉)
Six Excellent Selections of Courtesans (傾城六佳撰): Courtesan Nagato of the Owariya House (尾張屋内長門)
Top left inscription: How puzzling it seems / that lotus leaves untainted / by impurity / should nonetheless deceive us, / displaying dewdrops as gems. (はちすはの / にごりにしまぬ / 心もて / なにかはつゆを / 玉とあざむく) – Poem by Sojo Henjo (僧正遍昭)
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo (蔦屋吉蔵), owner of Koeido (紅英堂)
Period: 1828-30
Condition: signs of aging, spots, defects on the margins, small holes, ancient restorations
Size: 24,5 x 36,5 cm

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