Famous Places in Tokyo - Ryogoku Shashin Kagami Scarce woodblock print of geisha holding ambrotype photo
[Japan] Very scarce woodblock print of a geisha or oiran holding an ambrotype photo of a man (wearing a hat and kimono) in one hand and the wooden lid of the photo case in the other hand. The artist was Kunimasa II (aka Toyokuni IV 1823-80) and the print is titled, 'Tokyo Meisho - Ryogoku Shashin Kagami' [Famous Places in Tokyo - A Mirror of Photographs in Ryogoku]. Perhaps this refers to a photo studio in Ryogoku, Tokyo.
Single print as issued. 35.7 x 24.5cm.
In very good condition. Light water stain across lower fifth of print. Backed and stain more noticeable on rear. Still a very difficult to find woodblock print. u35041389