Description: From: "The Nightless City, or the History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku, by Joseph Ernest de Becker, an English student of Sociology". Published in Yokohama: Z.P. Maruya, 1899. This is an illustrated account of Yoshiwara, Edo's licensed quarters; the city within a city which housed old Tokyo's prostitutes from 1617 to 1957.
Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Kinko-Sha' after an anonymous artist.
Subject: Antique print, titled: 'Introduction of Courtesans to Guests. ' - Plate: Introduction of Courtesans to Guests. Japanese brothel.
Condition: Very good, given age. Original folds, as issued. Offsetting from where the print has been folded, on itself. A few small stains in right margin, not affecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Colour lithograph on thin wove paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 31 x 25.2 cm. The image size is ca. 28.2 x 20.3 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 12.2 x 9.9 inch. The image size is ca. 11.1 x 8 inch.
- Title of artwork
- Antique Japanese Lithograph - Introduction of courtesans to guests in a Japanese brothel.
- Colour lithograph on thin wove paper., Lithograph
- Not signed
- Overall in good condition with traces of ageing
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 25.2×31 cm