Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, Looking Chilly, Thirty-two Aspects of Customs and Manners

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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892)
Title: Looking Chilly - A Concubine during the Bunka Period
Series: Thirty-Two Aspects of Customs and Manners
Publisher: Tsujiokaya Kamekichi
Date: 1888
Size: 37 x 25.4 cm
Condition: Impression and colour is good but with slight miss registration. Light creases and soiling on the margins.



A print from Yoshitoshi's series 'Thirty-Two Aspects of Customs and Manners', which chronologically depicts different women from the Kansei era (1789-1801) to the Meiji era (1860-1912). The Kansei era was marked by reactionary reforms put in place to rectify the perceived excesses of the Japanese shogunate, limiting trade with other nations by enforcing a stricter closed door policy. In contrast, the Meiji era saw Japan opening up to the West and even adopting some of it's culture and politics. Yoshitoshi interestingly depicts this dramatically eventful history through women of various background and sentiment. This print shows a concubine from the Bunka period (1804-1818) as a cold winds blows against her hair.

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Artist Name Yoshitoshi Tsukioka
Title Looking Chilly - A Concubine during the Bunka Period
Subject Beauty & Female
Dimensions 37 x 25.4 cm