Shuntei's Customs and Manners - Lovely design from Miyagawa Shuntei's 1897 - 1898 series depicting the "Customs and Manners" of women. Each print features beauties engaged in everyday activities, from admiring a view of the moon to strolling through a garden, styling the hair, or catching fireflies. Beautifully composed and attractively colored, these serene images provide a look at the traditional activities and lifestyle of upper-class ladies in Meiji era Japan. Nicely detailed with soft shading, many include deluxe treatments such as burnishing or embossing. A rarely seen series.
Special detail - Silver mica accents on the palanquin, the red obi, the beauty's hairpin, and the inset title cartouche; embossing on the white kimono collars.
Artist - Miyagawa Shuntei (1873 - 1914)
Image Size - 12 3/8" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Horizontal folds. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing, a few light stains. Please see photos for details.
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