Yoshitoshi: Complete Set of Beauties of the 12 Months
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Complete Set of Beauties
Series: The Pride of Tokyo’s Twelve Months (Tokyo jiman jûnikagetsu)
Complete set of the series “The Pride of Tokyo’s Twelve Months”. A beauty is featured for each month enjoying a seasonal activity. Includes Hama of Yanagibashi returning on boat- from Myogi Shrine on first Hare Day; Tei of Shimbashi by plum tree at Umeyashiki; Nagao of Bishuro beneath cherry tree in Yoshiwara; Otsuyu of Yanagibashi in wisteria arbor at Kameido; Tanko of Osakamachi in iris garden at Horikiri; Fukusuke of Shimbashi with morning glories at Iriya; Otomi of Nakanocho under a full moon in the Yoshiwara; Geisha watching moon over Edo Bay; Geisha by chrysanthemums at Sendagi; Yao of Nihombashi beneath maple trees at Takinokawa; Osan of Nihombashi with toy rakes from the Bird Festival; Kume of Shimbashi at the year-end festival at Asakusa.
Condition: Very good impression and condition. Excellent color.
Literature: Listed in “Beauty & Violence”, series number 39. Keyes series #426.
Seal: carver’s seal: Katada Hori Chô (Katada Chôjirô)
Signature: Yoshitoshi ga