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YOSHITOSHI, Tsukioka
(1839 - 1892)
THIRTY-TWO ASPECTS OF CUSTOMS AND MANNERS
Looking as if she wants to change:
The appearance of a proprietress of the Kaei era
(1848 - 54)

Signed:                        Yoshitoshi ga
Artist's seal:               Taiso
Publisher:                   Tsunashima Kamekichi
Dated:                         1888
Size:                             c. 35 x 23.5 cms / c. 13 3/4" x 9 1/4"

Condition:
EXCELLENT impression and color, very
slight trimmed , else fine condition.
A FINE FIRST EDITION IMPRESSION!


Ref. no.:  # 692342
Price:       € 1,750.00
"The lady depicted is a kamisan, the proprietess of an inn or restaurant. She has the blackened teeth and shaved eyebrows of a married woman, her hair is arranged in a matronly marumage (round chignon). She is in a shop or garden buying a fukujuso (the 'adonis' or 'pheasant-eye') for the New Year and is finding the choice difficult." (John Stevenson)

Reference:
John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's Women - The Woodblock Print Series "Fuzoku sanjuniso", Boulder, 1986; no. 18.

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