Original Toshikata (1866 - 1908) Japanese Woodblock Print
Shelter from the Rain: Woman of the Tenna Era (1681 - 1684)
Series; Thirty-six Selected Beauties, 1891 - 1894 (Sanjuroku Kasen)
Thirty-six Selected Beauties - Reflecting back on the classic beauty prints of the previous era, Toshikata's lovely "Thirty-six Beauties" series illustrates the daily activities of women from various time periods and walks of life. A geisha practicing the shamisen, a beauty in her private quarters, an entertainer crossing the river on a ferry--these charming scenes wonderfully capture life in Japan throughout the ages. Beautifully printed, many of the images feature deluxe techniques such as delicate embossing or burnishing, along with soft bokashi shading. A delightful series, great for collecting or as a wonderful display in any room.
Special detail - Accents of metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the beauty's kimono.
Artist - Toshikata (1866 - 1908)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal centerfold. Small hole, repaired. Creasing throughout, slight toning and soiling, staining. Please see photos for details.