Yoshitoshi -- "Katsura Osen and Otoku of Noshima-ya House"

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Title "Katsura Osen and Otoku of Noshima-ya House, in Isegen Restaurant at Shibakuchi" ("**")
Series "A Contest of Beauty" ("Koto Kaiseki Beppin Kurabe")
Date 1872, April 2
Publisher Kobayashi Tetsujiro (Tokyo)
Carver na
Image Size 8 5/8 x 13 1/4 (plus green-printed margins)
Impression Very Fine. Skillful "bokashi" shading to cartouche, kimono, ceiling/floor, and face; "gauffrage" to white collars; burnishing to wide black "obi" sash; very crisp, highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Fresh, bright colors. (Slight trimming to margins; retains original Meiji album backing.)
Reference/Illus Shogun Gallery 1981 Catalogue, pl #157, pg 42.
Comments Delightfully beautiful and skillfully printed bijin-ga image; seldom seen series.
Item # BG-272
Price $425 (Sold)