||"Inquisitive - A Maid, Tempo Era" ("Mitaso Tempo Nenkan Okasho 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 reed screen; patterned "burnishing" to
black kimono areas;
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.#13
||An elegantly dressed maid peers out from behind a reed screen within
the samurai household in which she serves.