Yoshitoshi: “Looking Refined: The Appearance of a Court Lady During the Kyowa Era” (1801-1804) (Sold)
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: “Looking Refined: The Appearance of a Court Lady During the Kyowa Era” (1801-1804)
Series: Thirty-two Types of Women (Fuzoku sanjû-ni sô)
Date: 1888, April 13
A beautifully refined and composed court lady carries a tasselled cypresswood fan, which denotes her diginity and rank. She wears Heain style “moth eyebrows” and four layers of robes, which are beautifully embossed. From the series “Thirty-two Types of Women”. The printing of the hair is a testament to the unrivaled skill of the Meiji engraver. Extremely early edition.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Very large sheet.
Publisher: Tsunashima Kamekichi
Literature: See Stevenson “Yoshitoshi’s Women”, plate 5, page 38.