Woodblock Printed Triptych of Six Japanese Ladies in Western-style Dresses Sewing by Adachi Ginko
[Japan] Lovely, colour triptych showing Japanese ladies in beautiful Western dresses busy at work sewing, ironing and cutting fabric. The Japanese title is 'Kijo Saiho no Zu' ['Illustration of Women Sewing']. Adachi Ginko (aka Shosai Ginko) was born in 1853 and was jailed in 1889 for 1 year for insulting the Meiji Emperor by drawing him as a skeleton. He died in 1902.
Kyobashi [Tokyo]. Sasaki Toyokichi. September 3rd, 1887.
Each panel approx. 36.4 x 25.1cm.
In very good condition. Some very minor creasing and wear at edges. A few very small marks. Unbacked with nice bleedthrough. u33020847