The Sound of Insects: Woman of the Kan'en Era (1748 - 1751)

by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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The Sound of Insects: Woman of the Kan'en Era (1748 - 1751) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Original Toshikata (1866 - 1908) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Sound of Insects: Woman of the Kan'en Era (1748 - 1751)

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 as a wonderful display in any room.

Artist - Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight toning. Some prints have slight soiling, a few small spots or marks, or slight offsetting. A few have a stain at edge. Please see photos for details. Generally in good condition overall.

The Sound of Insects: Woman of the Kan'en Era (1748 - 1751) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)
The Sound of Insects: Woman of the Kan'en Era (1748 - 1751) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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