Yoshitoshi -- "Geisha - 4:00 PM"

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Title "Geisha -- 4:00 PM"
Series "Twenty-four Hours at Shinbashi and Yanagibashi"
("Shinryu Nijushi Toki"")
Date 1880
Publisher Morimoto Junsaburo (Tokyo)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 3/4 x 13 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Nice "bokashi" shading to face, cartouche and background; deep "gauffrage" to both white collars; over-printed hair to produce layers; crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hairlines.
Condition Good+. Very good colors. (Minor marks, soiling, wear, and thinning--largely confined to margins). Full margins, largely unbacked (scattered remnants of old backing).
Reference/Illus Similar image from "24 Hours" series in "Beauty and Violence" (p.60)
Comments Nicely detailed "bijin-ga" image.
Item # CG-652
Price $375 (Sold/SW)