by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Series; Thirty-Two Aspects of Women
Drowsy: the appearance of a harlot of the Meiji era, No. 30 - An intriguing print depicting a licensed prostitute reclining in an alluring and somewhat lazy fashion. She looks drowsily through half-closed eyes, resting on a pillow on a black lacquer base. She wears a red tie-dyed robe with a purple collar, loosely wrapped about her, and the red of the robe and the mattress convey a certain a feeling of sensuality. A very famous image from the series and one sought-after by collectors. This evocative print of a young prostitute is a classic and compelling Yoshitoshi portrait. Beautifully printed with delicate cloth embossing on the white screen at right and on the end of the roll of tissues, and exceptionally fine line work in the hair.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14 1/2" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight soiling at edges, a few creases. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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