Toshikata: Two young ladiesToshikata: Two young ladies
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Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)

Two young women standing under a willow tree in a hazy night. In the background the shapes of three men are visible.

Title: Tsujigimi - Ônin koro fujin (Streetwalkers – Women of the Ônin Era, 1467-69)

Series: Sanjûrokkasen (Thirty-six selected beauties)

Signature: Toshikata

Seal: Toshikata

Carver: Enkatsu tô (Noguchi Enkatsu)

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon, Tokyo

Date: Meiji 24 (1891)

Size: Vertical Oban, 32,6 x 22,2 cm (image size)

Excellent early impression in excellent colours, with strongly visible woodgrain. With gauffrage. Full margins, unbacked. Paper a little toned, in margins some minor soiling, small stains and creases. A very weak diagonal kink fold. Overall very good condition.

Cf. MFA Boston, No. 41.940.31 a. o.; British Museum No. 1906,1220,0.1543

€ 200,-