Yoshitoshi: Stone lantern at restaurant entrance
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Stone lantern at restaurant entrance
Series: Competition between Beautiful Women at Restaurants (Kôto kaiseki beppin kurabe)
The Baicha Restaurant in the Kubo District. A waitress pauses, hand on the sliding door of the front entrance to a fancy restaurant. We see a flowering tree and a stone lantern and tasteful bamboo gates. The sky is done in a western style. The title cartouche is in the shape of a cat. Yoshitoshi collaborated with his students on this series.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Minor stain in sky.
Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujirô
Literature: Keyes 404.12.
Signature: Ôju Yoshitoshi