Streetwalker - After Eiri

Item No.: P2239
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“An older prostitute receives a client in her private room.”

Look for the magnificent printing details such as the use of ‘bokashi’-shading and the highly detailed carving of the individual hair-lines.

Ukiyoe-expert dr. Richard Lane comments the following on the original Eiri design in Models of Calligraphy:

“To the reader who knows Edo life, the next scene may come as something of a shock: from the exalted world of the court ladies we are flung suddenly to the bottom rung of Edo society. Here we find a fair yotaka (“night-hawk,” i.e., streetwalker) accommodating a lusty client in a lumberyard by the bank of the Sumida River. This is the very world of lower-class pleasure which Eiri so successfully envisioned in his non-shunga prints”.

Antique Japanese color woodblock.

Additional Information

Artist: Ikeda Terukata (1883-1921)

Date: c.1899

Size: 13 1/2” x 9 4/5” inches (Oban yoko-e)

Series: NA

Impression: Fine

Color: Fine

Condition: Very good (Very slight vertical centerfold otherwise excellent state)

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