by Gyosui (1868 - 1935)
Comments - Lovely image of upper-class women taking part in a poetry composing contest. Two of the beauties sit at low writing tables, with a brush and poem slip in hand. Others watch them with eager smiles, waiting to hear the verses they have written. In the center, a woman stands near the edge of the verandah as another beauty approaches. The room opens out onto a handsome view of a garden with a lake, with blossoming plum trees framing the view and a line of birds flying through the sky. Nice color and detail in the elegant interior and furnishings and the handsome kimono and obi, including embossing on the white kimono trim. A charming subject.
Artist - Gyosui (1868 - 1935)
Image Size - 14 7/8" x 27 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small losses at corners, repaired. Slight soiling and rubbing, a few spots and creases. Please see photos for details. Good overall.