Yoshitoshi: 9 O’clock in the Morning: Beauty with Cat
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
Title: 9 O’clock in the Morning: Gozen kyuji
Series: Twenty Four Hours with the Courtesans of Shinbashi and Yanagibashi: Shin-Ryû nijû-shi toki
In this series, every hour of a geisha’s activities is depicted in 24 prints, starting at 1:00. Here at nine in the morning a geisha uses two mirrors to examine her coiffure from all angles. A cat scratches a doorpost in the background. The black lacquer mirror features urushi-e style printing to give the effect of the shiny finish.
Condition: Excellent color. Very good impression. Very good/good condition. Repair at top margin and some backing remnants, verso.
Dimensions: ôban (36 x 24.1 cm)
Publisher: Morimoto Junsaburo
Literature: Listed in “Beauty & Violence”, series number 39.
Signature: Oju Yoshitoshi ga with a red artist’s seal