Ishii Hakutei: Nihonbashi Beauty
Artist: Ishii Hakutei 石井柏亭
Title: Nihonbashi Beauty
Series: Twelve Views of Tokyo 東京十二景
We see a beauty wearing a striped ensemble superimposed over an inset cartouche that shows Nihonbashi Bridge. The artist wrote in a 1910 advertisement for this series “The publishing of Tokyo junikie represents a move back to the original features of a Japanese woodblock print”, after bemoaning its decline in the previous few sentences.
Condition: Exellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: oban (38.1 x 25.4 cm)
Signature: Hakutei ga Publisher: Yanagiya-shoten, Seikado