Yoshitoshi -- "Amused - A High-ranking Maid, Bunsei Era"

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Title "Amused: The Appearance of a High-ranking Maid of the Bunsei Era" (1818-30) ("Nemuso Meiji Nenkan Shogi no Fuzoku")
Series "Thirty-two Aspects of Women" ("Fuzoku Sanjuniso")
Date March 1888 (Three color cartouche indicative of first edition printing.)
Publisher Tsunashima Kamekichi (Tokyo)
Seal, Carver/Printer Carver: Wada hoir Yu
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Nice "bokashi" shading to face and background; deep "gauffrage" to both white collars; over-printed hair to produce layers; crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hairlines.
Condition Good. Good colors. Minor marks, soiling, wrinkling, and wear. Trimmed to image 2 edges, thinly backed with Japanese paper. Small repair lower left margin edge.
Reference/Illus Stevenson's "Yoshitoshi's Women - The Woodblock-Print Series Fuzoku Sanjuniso" pl.#9
Comments Cheerfully amused.
Item # CG-548
Price $200 (Sold/AT)