Yoshitoshi -- "Enjoyable - A Music Teacher, Kaei Era"

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Title "Enjoyable - A Music Teacher, Kaei Era" ("Nikurashiso Ansei Nenkan Nagoyajo no Fuzoku")
Series "Thirty-two Aspects of Women" ("Fuzoku Sanjuniso")
Date 1888 (Three color cartouche indicative of First Edition printing.)
Publisher Tsunashima Kamekichi (Tokyo)
Seal, Carver/Printer Carver: Wada hoir Yu
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/8 (slightly trimmed lower image)
Impression Very Fine. Nice "bokashi" shading to face, background, and title cartouche; extensive "burnishing" to black collar; nicely visible woodgrain top background; over-printed hair to produce layers; crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hairlines.
Condition Very Good++. Excellent colors. (Margins trimmed; transfer stain upper/right; a few scattered marks, slight soiling.) Retains original Japanese album backing.
Reference/Illus Stevenson's "Yoshitoshi's Women - The Woodblock-Print Series Fuzoku Sanjuniso" pl.#20
Comments Dressed in a blue cross-hatched kimono, a music teacher plays her shamisen, a favorite instrument and symbol of the geisha profession.
Item # BG-362
Price $875 (Sold/JH)