by Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Comments - Unusual medical print depicting the ten stages of pregnancy, from conception to birth. Wearing a simple red underskirt, each woman has a transparent or cutaway view of the womb illustrating the growth of a pregnancy, from the first stage at far right to the ten stages at lower left. Each carries a different flower, including an iris, a cherry blossom, a hydrangea, and flowering plum and cherry branches. An intriguing and interesting design representing the Meiji interest in science and medicine. The print is unsigned, but some sources attribute it to Yoshitora. We've only seen this rare triptych design once before.
Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 14" x 27 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small holes and small losses at edges, repaired. Creasing, slight soiling, a few marks and stains. Please see photos for details.
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