Yoshitoshi -- "Chilly - A Concubine, Bunka Era"

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Artist Yoshitoshi TAISO
Title "Chilly - A Concubine, Bunka Era" ("Tsumetaso Bunka Menkan Mekake no Fuzoku")
Series "Thirty-two Aspects of Women" ("Fuzoku Sanjuniso")
Date 1888, original print
(Second edition printing with one-color cartouche.)
Publisher Tsunashima Kamekichi (Tokyo)
Seal, Carver/Printer Carver: Wada hoir Yu
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/8
(Plus top margin--note "kento" mark lower right corner.)
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; over-printed hair to produce layers; extensive light "gauffrage" (embossing) to falling water, tissues, and collar; crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hairlines.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Strong fresh colors.

Clean front and verso.
(Light wear; slight toning.) Backed with old paper. Trimmed to margin edges (note "kento" mark lower right corner).
Reference/Illus Stevenson's "Yoshitoshi's Women - The Woodblock-Print Series Fuzoku Sanjuniso" pl.#13
Comments Beautifully dressed in a winter kimono, this concubine is seen washing her hands under an ornate bronze faucet. An elegant design.
Item # FG-092
Price $1350