Composing Poetry: Noblewoman of the An'ei Era (1772 - 1781)

by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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Composing Poetry: Noblewoman of the An'ei Era (1772 - 1781) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Original Toshikata (1866 - 1908) Japanese Woodblock Print
Composing Poetry: Noblewoman of the An'ei Era (1772 - 1781)

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.

Special detail - Embossing on the white kimono, burnishing on the black lacquer table. 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 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 stains. Please see photos for details. Generally in good condition overall.

Composing Poetry: Noblewoman of the An'ei Era (1772 - 1781) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)
Composing Poetry: Noblewoman of the An'ei Era (1772 - 1781) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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