Beauties and Men - Interesting Meiji era print depicting a group of beauties and men. In the center, a man in Western dress lifts his top hat, a watch chain visible on his vest. A circular inset beside him shows a man in a coat with a fur collar holding an umbrella that extends out over the inset. At lower right, a fellow with a full body tattoo of a snake and clouds sits on the ground, looking up with an angry frown. Each figure has a name cartouche. The pigment on the background has oxidized, giving it a mottled tone. An unusual image, nicely detailed.
Artist - Meiji era artist (not read)
Image Size - 8 1/4" x 16 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three vertical folds. Slight separation at ends of folds, repaired. Slight toning and creasing. Please see photos for details.
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