Shirabyoshi Dancer: Woman of the Kenkyu Era (1190 - 1199)

by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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Shirabyoshi Dancer: Woman of the Kenkyu Era (1190 - 1199) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Original Toshikata (1866 - 1908) Japanese Woodblock Print
Shirabyoshi Dancer: Woman of the Kenkyu Era (1190 - 1199)

Series; Thirty-six Selected Beauties, 1891 - 1894 (Sanjuroku Kasen)

Thirty-six Selected Beauties - Reflecting back on the classic beauty prints of the previous era, Toshikata's lovely "Thirty-six Beauties" series illustrates the daily activities of women from various time periods and walks of life. A geisha practicing the shamisen, a beauty in her private quarters, an entertainer crossing the river on a ferry--these charming scenes wonderfully capture life in Japan throughout the ages. Beautifully printed, many of the images feature deluxe techniques such as delicate embossing or burnishing, along with soft bokashi shading. A delightful series, great for collecting or display.

Special detail - Cloth embossing on the white kimono and the white areas of the drapery, metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the flowers decorating the white kimono, burnishing on the black areas of the drum.

Artist - Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. Backed with paper. Light vertical line from backing paper, a few small indents.

Shirabyoshi Dancer: Woman of the Kenkyu Era (1190 - 1199) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)
Shirabyoshi Dancer: Woman of the Kenkyu Era (1190 - 1199) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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