Kunichika: Woman holding photographs

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Artist: Toyohara Kunichika
Title: Woman holding photographs
Series: Thirty-two Fashionable Physiogamies (Tosei sanjuni so)
Date: 1869

A beauty holds two photographs; the one facing the viewer shows a seated beauty. She looks to her left. Photography entered Japan with the westerners in the 1850s and we can see that it infiltrated popular culture in the 1860s.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Minor surface soiling.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Maruya Magobei
Signature: Kunichika hitsu