Yoshitoshi -- "Thirsty - A Town Geisha, Ansei Era"

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Title "Thirsty: The Appearance of a Town Geisha, a bargirl, of the Ansei Era" ("Nomitaso Ansei Nenkan Machi Geisha Zoku no Shakunin no Fuzoku")
Series "Thirty-two Aspects of Women" ("Fuzoku Sanjuniso")
Date 1888 (Second edition printing with one color cartouche.)
Publisher Tsunashima Kamekichi (Tokyo)
Seal, Carver/Printer Carver: Wada hoir Yu
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/8 (Plus full, original margins--note "kento" mark lower right corner.)
Impression Very Fine. Nice "bokashi" shading to face and candle's flame; over-printed hair to produce layers; crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hairlines.
Condition Very Good to Excellent. Excellent colors. (A few minor marks 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.#22
Comments Delightful image. (Interestingly, a red Japanese "collector's seal" is over-printed upon the yellow "publisher's seal.")
Item # BG-220
Price $750