Tiresome: the appearance of a virgin of the Kansei era, No. 1

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Tiresome: the appearance of a virgin of the Kansei era, No. 1 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Tiresome: the appearance of a virgin of the Kansei era, No. 1

Series; Thirty-Two Aspects of Women (Fuzoku sanjuniso)
Yoshitoshi Beauties Exhibition

Yoshitoshi's Thirty-two Aspects of Women - Yoshitoshi's finest series of bijin-ga or pictures of beautiful women, "Thirty-two Aspects of Women" features portraits of beauties in a lighthearted reference to the thirty-two notable features of Buddha. The women depicted come from all social classes, representing beauties from the late 18th century through Yoshitoshi's own time.

Each design captures a woman in a scene from daily life, realistically and sensitively portrayed as individuals rather than idealized figures. Elegant fabrics are beautifully rendered, and hairstyles and facial features are drawn with the most delicate of lines. The series was beautifully printed using deluxe techniques, such as soft bokashi shading, embossing, and burnishing, creating some of the finest prints of the Meiji era.

"Thirty-two Aspects" proved popular with the public when first published, and has been appreciated by viewers and collectors ever since. Designs in this fantastic series are some of the most highly sought after woodblocks of the Meiji era, and are certainly considered masterworks of Yoshitoshi's career.

Tiresome: the appearance of a virgin of the Kansei era, No. 1 - A young beauty cuddles with her cat, which looks up at her intently with glowing yellow eyes. The girl's expensive robes and her elaborate hairstyle with beautiful ornaments show that she is from a wealthy family. The cat's fur is beautifully embossed, a wonderful detail, the red hair ribbon and red under robe are lightly embossed as well. A charming Yoshitoshi portrait and a great choice for a collector.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - A clean print with nice color and detail. Backed with paper. No repairs.

Tiresome: the appearance of a virgin of the Kansei era, No. 1 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Tiresome: the appearance of a virgin of the Kansei era, No. 1 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)