Yoshitoshi -- "Eager - The Appearance of a Courtesan, Kaei Era"

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Title "Eager - The Appearance of a Courtesan, Kaei Era" ("Aitaso Kaei Nenkan Oiran no Fuzoku")
Series "Thirty-two Aspects of Women" ("Fuzoku Sanjuniso")
Date April 1888 (Second edition printing with one color cartouche.)
Publisher Tsunashima Kamekichi (Tokyo)
Seal, Carver/Printer Carver: hori Yu
Image Size 9 7/8 x 14 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Nice "bokashi" shading to checkered overcoat and hair-tie; "gauffrage" to white obi and hair-tie; crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hairlines.
Condition Good to Very Good. Excellent colors. (Repairs to four corners, with colors added; light toning; other minor marks, soiling, and wear.) Unbacked.
Reference/Illus Stevenson's "Yoshitoshi's Women - The Woodblock-Print Series Fuzoku Sanjuniso" pl.#21
Comments A colorful image--this high-ranking "oiran" courtesan is seen relaxing during her daytime off-hours beneath a falling shower of springtime cherry blossoms.
Item # CG-921
Price $575