Courtesan (Tachi bijin zu) ca. 1710. Both in photography and in prints, the first artworks were black and white and later hand-colored.
Princess Sannomiya, the Third Princess from the "Tale of Genji" (GEnji Monogatari Onna Sannomiya, ca. 1766.
Flowers in the Wind ( Hana no kaze) by Utagawa Toyokuni I, active during 1769-1825, ca. 1795-1825.
Tea house Maidens under a Wisteria Trellis by Kitagawa Utamaro, 1753-1806, ca. 1795. The idealized beauties are elegant and desirable women who may appear as courtesans (including prostitutes of various ranks), geishas (entertainers or performing artists)
Lovers Sharing an Umbrella (Setchu aiaigasa), 1725?-1770.
Vulgarly Called the Wanton (Zokuni iu bakuren) - A parent's moralizing spectacles (Kyokun oya no megane) by Kitagawa Utamaro, 1753-1806 ca.1802.
Morning at the Temporary Lodgings (Karitaku no asa) by Kitagawa Utamaro, 1753-1806, 1801.
Hanaogi of the Ogiya Brothel House at Edocho Itchome (Edocho Itchome Ogiya no uchi Hanaogi) - A Comparison of Courtesan Flowers, 1753-1806, 1801.
Tsukasa Dayu of Higashi Ogiya in Osaka's Shinmachi District by Eishosai Choki, active ca. 1780-1809 ca. 1800.
Preparing to Go Out (Mijimai Geisha) - Comparison of Modern Beauties (Tosei bijin awase) by Utagawa Kunisada I / Toyokuni III, active during 1786-1865, ca. 1830-1831.