Gossamer Fly, or Kagero - Chapter 52

Toyohara Kunichika

 

Fifty-four Modern Feelings - Terrific woodblock from a series based on the 1828 novel "A Fake Murasaki's Country Genji," a parody of the famous "Tale of Genji." Kunichika has illustrated the chapters of the story with updated, modern beauties dressed in the contemporary fashions of the day. These lovely designs include women in scenes from everyday life, from an elegant courtesan dressing and beauties writing poems or arranging flowers, to a wife preparing a meal or watching a child. 

 

Condition: Margins as shown, great condition.

Date: 1884

Publisher: Takegawa Seikichi