Period in 1888（The Meiji 21） Artist: Yoshitoshi/芳年 1839 -1892
Part of Yoshitoshi’s “32 Aspects of Women（風俗三十二相)”, a series of pictures of beautiful women. Each print depicts the daily lives and emotions of individual women from various social status and professions in those days. Scene of a woman doing New Year shopping. She is looking buy potted plants, which are good luck charms when bought just before the New Year. Yoshitoshi is one of the most sought after artists. If this piece was in perfect condition, it would be worth around $2800.
Attached with Urauchi (lining paper on the back) . Lightly damaged especially on the left side, with wrinkles around the left-upper part and repairs with paper on the left edge and left-upper part. The bottom and the right side does not have mimi (the unprinted edge). The main picture is beautiful. Print sharpness: good.
About 37.7×25.5cm Ooban 大判(おおばん)