Yoshitoshi -- "Dangerous - A Contemporary Geisha of the Meiji Era"

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Title "Dangerous - A Contemporary Geisha of the Meiji Era"
("Abunaso Meiji Nenkan Toji Geigi 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 1/2 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 "gauffrage" (embossing) to patterned collar and kimono; visible "woodgrain" to kimono; crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hairlines. (VIEW representative verso "bleed-through.")
Condition Nearly Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. Clean front and verso. (Short soft diagonal crease lower/right corner; 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.#28
Comments Holding a wooden post, this geisha steadies herself as she boards a pleasure boat.
Item # EG-236
Price $850