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Yosooi of Matsubaya

Size: 40.0cm by 26.5cm (15.75 in by 10.43 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Utagawa Toyokuni

Era: Mid Showa | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 9,000$ 69.00£ 54.25€ 63.25

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Description: Toyokuni is famous for yakusha-e okubi-e (large-head actors), but this print is one of few of his bijin-ga okubi-e (large-head beauties). It's fantastically designed in terms of color, particularly in the contrast of red and black kimono.

Of special interest is the transparency effect on the comb ...

This particular print is a post-war reproduction by Yamada Shoin.


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