Kinko-Sha - Antique Japanese Lithograph - The O-mon or entrance gateway of the Yoshiwara.

Description
Kinko-Sha - Antique Japanese Lithograph - The O-mon or entrance gateway of the Yoshiwara.
Lithograph, 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: 'The O-mon or entrance gateway of the Yoshiwara.' - Plate: The O-mon or entrance gateway of the Yoshiwara.

Condition: Very good, given age. Original fold, as issued. Several stains in margin and print. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Medium: Lithograph on wove (vellin) paper.

Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 26.3 x 20.3 cm. The image size is ca. 20.6 x 15.1 cm.

Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 10.4 x 8 inch. The image size is ca. 8.1 x 5.9 inch.

Lot details
Artist
Kinko-Sha
Title of artwork
Antique Japanese Lithograph - The O-mon or entrance gateway of the Yoshiwara.
Year
1899
Technique
Lithograph, Lithograph on thin wove paper.
Signature
Not signed
Condition
Overall in fair condition with traces of ageing
Sold with frame
No
Image size
20.3×26.3 cm
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