||"Expectant - A Fireman's Wife, Kaei Era"
("Jikitsukiso Kaei Nenkan Anego no Fuzoku")
||"Thirty-two Aspects of Women" ("Fuzoku Sanjuniso")
||1888 (Second edition printing with one-color cartouche.)
||Tsunashima Kamekichi (Tokyo)
||Carver: Wada hoir Yu
||9 5/8 x 14 1/4 (Plus full, original margins--note "kento" mark lower right corner.)
||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.")
||Excellent. Bold, fresh colors. Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning--no flaws noted.)
Unbacked. Full, original margins (note "kento" mark lower right corner).
||Stevenson's "Yoshitoshi's Women - The Woodblock-Print Series Fuzoku Sanjuniso" pl.#19
||A fireman's wife waits impatiently for his return--another of his distinctive
fireman's coats hangs behind her on the wall.