Ryogoku: Playing Music, 1877

by Ginko (active 1874 - 1897)

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Ryogoku: Playing Music, 1877 by Ginko (active 1874 - 1897)

Original Ginko (active 1874 - 1897) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ryogoku: Playing Music, 1877

Comments - Attractive scene of beauties preparing for an evening of musical entertainment. The woman in the center replaces a string on her shamisen, holding the replacement string in her mouth as she works. Another beauty at right tunes her instrument, while her seated companion reaches in to a tobacco pouch to fill her pipe. At left, a guest and a young girl arrive. The room opens onto a lovely winter view, with snow falling over the river and blanketing the buildings along the opposite shore. A charming design, beautifully detailed.

Artist - Ginko (active 1874 - 1897)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 3/8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Slight separation at ends of vertical folds between panels, a couple small losses at edges and holes, repaired. Slight soiling and creasing, small stain. Please see photos for details.

Ryogoku: Playing Music, 1877 by Ginko (active 1874 - 1897)
Ryogoku: Playing Music, 1877 by Ginko (active 1874 - 1897)