Yoshitoshi -- "Enjoyable - A Music Teacher, Kaei Era" (#3)

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Title "Enjoyable - A Music Teacher, Kaei Era" ("Nikurashiso Ansei Nenkan Nagoyajo 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; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to patterned collar and hair ornaments; crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hairlines.
(VIEW representative verso "bleed-through.")
Condition Very Good+++. Fresh, strong colors. Clean front and verso. (Very soft horizontal crease along bottom; few scattered marks; slight toning.) Unbacked. Full, original margins (note "kento" mark lower right corner).
Reference/Illus Stevenson's "Yoshitoshi's Women - The Woodblock-Print Series Fuzoku Sanjuniso" pl.#20
Comments Dressed in her blue cross-hatched kimono, a music teacher is seen playing her shamisen, a favorite instrument and symbol of the geisha profession.
Item # EG-234
Price $875 (Sold/JG)