Yoshitoshi: 9 O’clock in the Morning: gozen kyuji
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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
Every hour of geishas’ 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.
Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Small ink smudge on hand.
Publisher: Morimoto Junsaburo
Literature: Listed in “Beauty & Violence”, series number 39.
Signature: Oju Yoshitoshi ga with a red artist’s seal