Yoshitoshi -- "Cute - A Housewife with Baby, Meiji Era"

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Title "Cute - A Housewife with Baby, Meiji Era" ("Kawayurashiso Meiji Junen Irai Naishitsu no Fuzoku")
Series "Thirty-two Aspects of Women" ("Fuzoku Sanjuniso")
Date April 1888 (Three color cartouche indicative of first edition printing.)
Publisher Tsunashima Kamekichi (Tokyo)
Seal, Carver/Printer Carver: Wada
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14
Impression Very Fine. Nice "bokashi" shading to baby's head, background and cartouche; extensive "burnishing" to black areas of kimono; over-printed hair to produce layers; crisp, very highly detailed carving of individual hairlines.
Condition Good to Very Good. Excellent colors. (Faint transfer stain above head; light toning; minor marks, soiling, and wear; trimmed only to image edges.) Unbacked.
Reference/Illus Stevenson's "Yoshitoshi's Women - The Woodblock-Print Series Fuzoku Sanjuniso" pl.#26
Comments A darling image--this housewife's expression gushing with maternial love for her baby--among the finest images of the "Fuzoku" series.
Item # CG-922
Price $850