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Size: 39.5cm by 26.0cm (15.55 in by 10.24 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Era: Late Showa | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 18,000$ 160.00£ 115.00€ 135.00

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Description: This print is from a collection of woodblock prints of beautiful women from the Meiji period by a number of leading designers of the day, including Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Ogata Gekko, and Kaburagi Kiyokata. The collection "Meiji no Onna" (Women of Meiji) was published in 1977 by Soudosha, and most of the designs were being reproduced for the first time.

This one is from the series 'Thirty-Two Phases of Manners and Customs' which depicts women of various ages and classes from the late Edo period to the Meiji period and is one of Yoshitoshi's classic sets of bijin-ga.

It depicts a young girl biting her kimono sleeve as if she is embarrassed. The carving is extremely fine, particularly in the hair, eyebrows, and her eyes.


There are slight foxing spots and a crease on this print.

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