Yoshitoshi -- "Expectant - A Fireman's Wife, Kaei Era"

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Title "Expectant - A Fireman's Wife, Kaei Era"
("Jikitsukiso Kaei Nenkan Anego no Fuzoku")
Series "Thirty-two Aspects of Women" ("Fuzoku Sanjuniso")
Date 1888 (Second edition printing with one-color cartouche.)
Publisher Tsunashima Kamekichi (Tokyo)
Seal, Carver/Printer Carver: Wada hoir Yu
Image Size 9 5/8 x 14 1/4 (Plus full, original margins--note "kento" mark lower right corner.)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully "bokashi" shading; over-printed hair to produce layers; extensive light "gauffrage" (embossing) to kimono and fireman's jacket; "burnishing" to black areas of kimono; crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hairlines.
(VIEW representative verso "bleed-through.")
Condition Excellent. Bold, fresh colors. Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning--no flaws noted.) Unbacked. Full, original margins (note "kento" mark lower right corner).
Reference/Illus Stevenson's "Yoshitoshi's Women - The Woodblock-Print Series Fuzoku Sanjuniso" pl.#19
Comments A fireman's wife waits impatiently for his return--another of his distinctive fireman's coats hangs behind her on the wall.
Item # EG-231
Price $1050