Yoshitoshi -- "Enjoyable - A Music Teacher, Kaei Era" (#2)

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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 (Second edition printing with one color cartouche.)
Publisher Tsunashima Kamekichi (Tokyo)
Seal, Carver/Printer Carver: Wada hoir Yu
Image Size 9 5/8 x 14 1/4 (Plus full, original margins--note "kento" mark lower right corner.)
Impression Very Fine. Nice "bokashi" shading to lips, brown panel, and kimono's purple collar; over-printed hair to produce layers; crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hairlines.
Condition Very Good++. Excellent colors. (A few minor marks, minor soiling lower and upper right edges.) Unbacked--full, original margins (note "kento" mark lower right corner).
Reference/Illus Stevenson's "Yoshitoshi's Women - The Woodblock-Print Series Fuzoku Sanjuniso" pl.#20
Comments Dressed in a blue cross-hatched kimono, here we see a music teacher playing her shamisen, a favorite instrument and symbol of the geisha profession.
Item # BG-363
Price $875 (Sold)