Paul Binnie, Scottish, b. 1967
Kyo Maiko original conte drawing
with artist's notations on the upper right margin indicating the future title of the print: Geisha of gion (crossed out), Kyo(to) Maiko, and further notes regarding the decorative motifs on the kimono: wisteria, iris, willow hydrangea, and signed on the bottom margin, Paul Binnie 2007
15 7/8 by 11 3/4 in., 40.2 by 29.8 cm
In November 2007, Binnie traveled to Japan to begin preparations for his solo exhibition at the Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto which took place the following year. During that visit, he sketched two geiko (apprentice geisha) chatting on the street in Gion, the entertainment district of Kyoto. This drawing shows the development of the composition into what would become a woodblock print, Kyo Maiko, the third in the series, Azuma nishiki bijin awase.
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