Yoshitoshi -- "Geisha - August"

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Title "Geisha -- August" ("Hachigatsu")
Series "The Pride of Tokyo's Twelve Months" ("Tokyo Jiman Junikagetsu")
Date 1880
Publisher Inoue Mobei (Tokyo)
Carver Katata Hori Cho
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/8
Impression Very fine. Expert "bokashi" shading to face, lantern, blue collar, cartouche and background; light "gauffrage" to blue collar; crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hairlines.
Condition Very good. Excellent colors. Minor marks, minor wormage (left margin, bottom, and lower right). Full original margins ("kento mark" lower right corner); unbacked.
Reference/Illus na
Comments A geisha with hand-held fan enjoys the cool breeze as she watches the moon rise over Edo Bay.
Item # CG-706
Price $625 (Sold/AP)