||"Dark - A Wife, Meiji Era"
("Karaso Meiji Nenkan Saikun 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;
light "gauffrage" (embossing) to pillow and body areas;
crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hairlines.
(VIEW representative verso "bleed-through.")
||Nearly Excellent. Bold, fresh colors. Clean front and verso.
(Light wear; slight toning.)
Unbacked. Full, original margins (note "kento" mark lower right corner).
||Stevenson's "Yoshitoshi's Women - The Woodblock-Print Series Fuzoku Sanjuniso" pl.#27
||At dusk, this wife is seen lighting the wick of an oil lamp--her collar
having slipped off her shoulder in a sensual manner.