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Yoshitoshi – No. 49: Hitotose
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

A beautiful Edo-period Tsujigimi (streetwalker, also called yotaka "night hawk") under a clouded full moon; carrying a straw mat under her arm, she holds her headscarf with her teeth against the breeze coming from the river. The title quotes a waka poem by the prostitute Hitotose Oshun (an 18th century prostitute). (18th century).

Title: 田毎ある中にもつらき辻君のかほさらしなや運の月かけ 一と勢 - Tagoto aru / naka nimo tsuraki / tsujigimi no / kao Sarashina ya / aki no tsukikage - Hitotose (Like reflections in the rice paddies, the faces of streetwalkers in the darkness are exposed by the autumn moonlight - Hitotose)

Series: Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon)

Signature: Yoshitoshi

Seal: Taiso

Engraver: Enkatsu

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon, Tokyo

Date: Meiji 20 (1887)

Size: Vertical Ôban, 32,7 x 22,3 cm (image)

Very good impression and colours, with relief printing. Retains original album backing. Slighty toned in verso, a few tiny printer’s smudges in right margin. Overall very nice condition.
Ill. in Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's one hundred aspects of the moon, Redmond 1992, no. 49. Tjardes, One Hundred Aspects of The Moon, Santa Fe, 2003, no. 95; Verberk, Yoshitoshi - Hundert Ansichten des Mondes, Cologne 2021, no. 48. Cf. also British Museum, 1906,1220,0.1447.

€ 1.450,-