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. A lovely reprint, beautifully printed with delicate cloth embossing in the white screen at right, exceptionally fine line work in the hair, and extensive burnishing on the black areas. Published in 1977 by Sodosha in Tokyo.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14 1/2" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent with no issues to report.