Original Ginko (active 1874 - 1897) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ryogoku: Playing Music, 1877
Comments - Attractive scene of beauties preparing for an evening of musical entertainment. The woman in the center replaces a string on her shamisen, holding the replacement string in her mouth as she works. Another beauty at right tunes her instrument, while her seated companion reaches in to a tobacco pouch to fill her pipe. At left, a guest and a young girl arrive. The room opens onto a lovely winter view, with snow falling over the river and blanketing the buildings along the opposite shore. A charming design, beautifully detailed.
Artist - Ginko (active 1874 - 1897)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Slight separation at ends of vertical folds between panels, a couple small losses at edges and holes, repaired. Slight soiling and creasing, small stain. Please see photos for details.