House of Pleasure: Woman of the Meiwa Era (1764 - 1772)

by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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House of Pleasure: Woman of the Meiwa Era (1764 - 1772) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Original Toshikata (1866 - 1908) Japanese Woodblock Print
House of Pleasure: Woman of the Meiwa Era (1764 - 1772)

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 - Burnishing on the black lacquer trim of the wooden panel at left and the black areas of the kimono and obi, embossing on the white fans on the kimono.

Artist - Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. Backed with paper.

House of Pleasure: Woman of the Meiwa Era (1764 - 1772) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)
House of Pleasure: Woman of the Meiwa Era (1764 - 1772) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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