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 - Burnishing on the black kimono collar and black obi, delicate cloth embossing on the white under robe.
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. Paper remnants on reverse at side from previous mounting. Small repair, creases at corners, slight rippling. Please see photos for details.
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