Fancy Dishes at Restaurants in the Imperial City - Handsome print from Yoshitoshi's 1878 series depicting beauties, the "specialties" of the clever series title, at various restaurants in Tokyo. Each image features entertainers or waitresses in carefully detailed architectural or garden settings, demonstrating Yoshitoshi's interest in Western-style perspective. Yoshitoshi's students assisted him with the designs, with each pupil receiving a name cartouche next to his. These charming illustrations offer a wonderful look inside the restaurants around Tokyo and the activities taking throughout the day and night. A rarely seen series from relatively early in Yoshitoshi's career, and a nice choice to collect or display.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight soiling, a few creases, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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