An antique Japanese Bijinga painting depicted a high-ranked courtesan strolls elegantly through the streets spreading her left sleeve in display. Her red kimono has an all-over tie-dyed pattern. Such portraits of beautiful women shown alone against a plain background came to be known as 'Kambun beauties' after the Kambun era (1661-73) in which they became popular. The courtesans depicted were mainly from the Shimabara pleasure quarter of Kyoto. (Ref. British Museum). Painted on silk with ink and pigments. Framed.
There are some crease and loss of pigments present, otherwise the painting is in good condition. The frame is in very good condition.
Painting: 5 3/8” x 26 1/2” (13.5cm x 67.0cm)
Frame: 18 3/4” x 34 3/8” (47.5cm x 87.0cm)