Yoshitoshi -- "Sleepy - A Prostitute, Meiji Era" (#2)

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Title "Sleepy: The Appearance of a Prostitute of the Meiji Era" ("Nemuso Meiji Nenkan Shogi no Fuzoku")
Series "Thirty-two Aspects of Women" ("Fuzoku Sanjuniso")
Date April 1888 (Second edition printing with one color cartouche.)
Publisher Tsunashima Kamekichi (Tokyo)
Seal, Carver/Printer Carver: Yamamoto to
Image Size 9 5/8 x 14 3/8 (Plus full, original margins--note "kento" mark lower right corner.)
Impression Very Fine. Nice "bokashi" shading to face, foliage, left background; extensive cross-hatched "cheese-cloth gauffrage" to upper right background, white under-garment, and rolled tissue end; over-printed hair to produce layers; crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hairlines.
Condition Very Good++. Excellent colors. (A few minor marks, surface scratches, and light wear.) Unbacked--full, original margins (note "kento" mark lower right corner).
Reference/Illus Stevenson's "Yoshitoshi's Women - The Woodblock-Print Series Fuzoku Sanjuniso" pl.#30
Comments Considered by Japanese connoisseurs to be the finest image of the "Fuzoku" series' 32 prints.
Item # BG-219
Price $950 (Sold)