Yoshitoshi: Humorous Scenes of a Flashing Geisha and a Vomiting Drunk (SOLD)

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Flashing Fireworks and Too Much to Drink

Series: Comic Pictures of Famous Places amid the Civilization of Tokyo (Tokyo kaika kyôga meisho)
Date: 1881

Two humorous scenes; paired uncut chuban prints. Above “A geisha forgets about everything as she watches fireworks at Ryogoku”. Below, “A drunkard vomiting at Naito Shinjuku”. At top we see a pleasure boat with several customers exclaiming at the inadvertent view provided by a geisha who is entranced with the magic of the fireworks.  Below we see a man vomiting in the street after too much to drink at Shinjuku, a dog licking his face. Passers-by are holding their noses, not pleased with the scene. Mica has been applied to the top of the sky in each scene. This chuban series features humorous scenes, both supernatural and mundane.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban 36.1 x 23.6 cm
Publisher: Tsunashima Kamekichi
Literature: Keyes 436.3 and 4. 
Signature: Yoshitoshi ----