GOYO -- "The Waitress O'nao" (#3)

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Title "O-nao with a Tray"
("Bon moteru Onna")
Date ca1980's
Series na
Publisher Yuyudo Publisher
Seal, Carver/Printer Okura/Shinmi
Image Size 10 1/4 x 15 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Shiny dark grey "mica" background; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to tray and collar; clearly visible "woodgrain" to tray and background; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Pristine. Still in original "presentation folder."
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #14. Blair's "Toledo Museum 1930 Exhibition," plate #3.
Comments Portrait of O-nao, a maid in Matsuyoshi Inn, Kyoto. One of only 16 lifetime images done by Goyo (11 "bijin-ga," 4 landscapes, 1 "kacho-e").
Item # DG-715
Price $475