Kinko-Sha - Antique Japanese Lithograph - Introduction of courtesans to guests in a Japanese brothel.

Description
Kinko-Sha - Antique Japanese Lithograph - Introduction of courtesans to guests in a Japanese brothel.
Lithograph, Colour lithograph on thin wove paper. - Not signed - 1899

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.

Lot details
Artist
Kinko-Sha
Title of artwork
Antique Japanese Lithograph - Introduction of courtesans to guests in a Japanese brothel.
Year
1899
Technique
Colour lithograph on thin wove paper., Lithograph
Signature
Not signed
Condition
Overall in good condition with traces of ageing
Sold with frame
No
Image size
25.2×31 cm
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