A Collection of Desires - Yoshitoshi's "A Collection of Desires" series features charming scenes of beauties going about their daily routines. Each design illustrates a desire or wish, emphasizing the mood or emotion of each woman at that particular moment. The figures are beautifully drawn with fine line work in the expressive faces and hairstyles, and careful attention to the clothing and settings. These attractive subjects are much rarer than Yoshitoshi's "Thirty-two Aspects of Women" prints from a decade later. Hardly ever seen on the market, these handsome first edition designs are a nice complement to Yoshitoshi's more well-known bijin series.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 1/8"
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Thinning area, a couple holes, small loss at edge, repaired. Slight rippling, a few wrinkles and creases. Please see photos for details.
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