Subject:Re: What is this ?
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Aug 11, 2018
郭中美人競 - Beauty Contest in the Entertainment Quarters
静玉屋志津加 - Shizuka of Shizutamaya
Rough translation of the tag,
Woodblock printed by hand
The most talented painter among the pupils of Eishi* with the greatest number of works.
He was excellent in Nishiki-e "Beauty Pictures"
Especially the so called Ōkubi-e* paintings were his masterpieces, like the "Beauty Contest in the Entertainment Quarters" His taste is softer
than his master's taste, it is more fresh and sensual. He was active between the years 1794-1800. He used the art-names Chōkōsai or Shōeidō
* Eishi, Chōbunai Eishi 1756-1829
* Ōkubi-e, genre showing the head and upper torso
Chōkōsai Eishō 鳥高斎榮昌
Personal details unknown, ukiyo-e artist from the end of 18.C.