Series; Thirty-six Selected Beauties, 1891 - 1894 (Sanjuroku Kasen)
Thirty-six Selected Beauties - Reflecting back on the classic beauty prints of the previous era, Toshikata's lovely "Thirty-six Beauties" series illustrates the daily activities of women from various time periods and walks of life. A geisha practicing the shamisen, a beauty in her private quarters, an entertainer crossing the river on a ferry--these charming scenes wonderfully capture life in Japan throughout the ages. Beautifully printed, many of the images feature deluxe techniques such as delicate embossing or burnishing, along with soft bokashi shading. A delightful series, great for collecting or display.
Special detail - Embossing on the white kimono, burnishing on the hair and black lacquer table, metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the raindrops. The red-orange pigment used on the pants has oxidized to a dark tone.
Artist - Toshikata (1866 - 1908)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Some prints have a couple small spots or light creases. Please see photos for details.
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