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Mihata Jôryû (act 1830-43)
Kansai Ukiyo-e
Bijin bending a twig of sakura, cherry blossoms
Signed: Jôryû
Seals: Unread (taka)
Technique: colours on silk 94,8 x 32,4
Date: c. 1840
Mounting: green silk and blue green silk
black lacquered rollers, 175 x 42,5
Condition: very good

Jôryû, a unique figure in Kansai art circles, was a native of Kyoto. He studied with Okamoto Toyohiko (1773-1845). He was specialized in bijinga of voluptuous women.

Ota 1993 p. 70
Roberts p. 62
Araki p. 194