(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
Size: c. 35 x 23.5 cms / c. 13 3/4" x 9 1/4"
EXCELLENT impression and color, very
slightly trimmed , else fine condition.
FIRST STATE impression with tri-color cartouche.
Ref. no.: # 692342
Price: € 1,450.00
"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)
John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's Women - The Woodblock Print Series "Fuzoku sanjuniso", Boulder, 1986; no. 18.