Iris, 1899

by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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Iris, 1899 by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Original Toshikata (1866 - 1908) Japanese Woodblock Print
Iris, 1899

Series; Beauties in Modern Style

Beauties in Modern Style - Attractive design from a Toshikata's series depicting contemporary beauties in a variety of pastimes throughout the year. These charming scenes show women engaged in seasonal activities, such as admiring blossoming plum trees or collecting shells at the seashore. Beautifully drawn with delicate line work and fine detail, these lovely designs offer a wonderful view of life in Japan during the Meiji era. Some include deluxe publishing techniques such as silver mica, burnishing, or embossing.

Special detail - Silver mica on the collar of the under robe, the narrow braided cord tied around the obi, and the blades of the scissors, embossing on the kimono, burnishing on the hair.

Artist - Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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

Condition - Nice color and detail. Small loss, repaired. A few creases at edges.

Iris, 1899 by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)
Iris, 1899 by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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