IPPITSUSAI BUNCHO Chayamusume Kasamori Osen (Osen of the Kasamori Teahouse) ca. 1770 - x +
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CN: BunI1770osen

MT: woodblock print on paper, mounted on card, and glazed within wooden frame by Le Nid (32x14 / C:45x29 / F:63x47x2)

TX: inscribed with pencil at lower right of mount <Buncho>

IL: Megakles Rogakos 2008, #041

LC: ACG Communications Building, Academic Affairs, Office #3114 of Ms. Anita Grassos

DN: Frau Eva Ohlow - 2008

CM: This woodblock print by Ippitsusai Buncho is 'bijinga' (pictures of beautiful women), a theme which preoccupied this artist in the period 1769 to 1774 and for which he was acclaimed. Herewith Buncho represents Chayamusume Kasamori Osen (Osen of the Kasamori teahouse), which is particularly rare. Miss Osen is typical of Buncho's bijinga for her high nose, pointed eyes, flat forehead, thick eyebrows and pursed lips, which give her a cynical and rather sterile charm. The present woodblock print is mounted on a card, on which the name 'Buncho' is inscribed with pencil.

[Megakles Rogakos 01/2008]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens

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