Yoshitoshi: “Looking Warm: the appearance of an urban widow of the Kansei Era” (1789-1801)
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: “Looking Warm: the appearance of an urban widow of the Kansei Era” (1789-1801)
Series: Thirty-two Types of Women (Fuzoku sanjû-ni sô)
Date: 1888, March
A merchant’s widow is absorbed in a book, huddled beneath a kotatsu for warmth. The sleeping cat adds to the feeling of coziness pervading the design.
Condition: Excellent impression and color. Good condition. Margin partially trimmed and some soiling near edges.
Publisher: Tsunashima Kamekichi
Literature: See Stevenson “Yoshitoshi’s Women”, plate 4, page 36.