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Yoshitoshi

Delighted, The Appearance of a Geisha Today (1888) - Canvas Black Frame

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  • Capturing the beauty of the original artwork

    Every one of our prints is made using the Giclee printing process, for a museum-quality look and feel that does justice to the original art.

    Giclee printing is the gold-standard for preserving the meticulous detail and stunning colors that we love in the Japanese masters. All our prints are fade and fingerprint resistant, so you can enjoy their beauty for years to come.

    We chose to offer 12”x18” (30cm x 45cm) as this was closest to the “chuban” size sheets used for woodblock prints historically.

    All of our prints come with matte finish for a more authentic appearance.

    Framing Options:

    • Unframed
    • Framed - black
    • Canvas wrap

    Ready-to-Hang and Made to Last

    Mounting brackets are included and centered on our framed prints and canvas wraps.

    All of our prints are made to last, with fade-resistant colors and materials. See how they arrive in the unboxing videos below.

  • About the Art

    A young geisha knocks a firefly down with her fan, then grips it between her teeth, leaving her hands free to capture the insect.

    She wears a light summer kimono to the firefly party, and her arm is visible through the elegant sheer fabric. We see several more insects illuminating the night sky behind her.

    This print is taken from Yoshitoshi's finest series of bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women), "Thirty-two Aspects of Women". The series lightly parodies the 32 notable features of Buddha, and features women from all social classes in scenes from daily life, as a celebration of every day beauty.

    The women are depicted in a realistic fashion, as individuals, rather than the idealized creatures of earlier ukiyo-e artists. Yoshitoshi takes great care with the details of the hair, features, and delicate garments. 

    The printmakers took similar care, embellishing the prints with fine bokashi shading and other technical effects to enhance the sumptuous details.

    During his life, he produced as many as 10,000 prints in total, including many series. His career spanned a pivotal period in Japanese history, as he lived through the transition from the old feudal Japan to the beginning of the new modern Japan. Like many Japanese, while interested in new innovations from overseas, over time he became increasingly concerned with the loss of many cultural treasures from traditional Japan, among them the classic woodblock print.

    Our new canvas prints are are professionally framed creating an elegant and upscale look ready to hang right out of the box.  No more unfinished raw canvas wrapped edges. You have the best of both a beautifully crafted wood frame and the texture of canvas"

    Our new canvas prints are are professionally framed creating an elegant and upscale look ready to hang right out of the box.  No more unfinished raw canvas wrapped edges. You have the best of both a beautifully crafted wood frame and the texture of canvas

  • We're proud to offer a shipping policy that compares favorably with any online retailer.

     Country
    Product
    Shipping Cost
    Shipping Time (Business Days)
    🇺🇸 | United States
    Any
    Free
    5-7
    🌏 | Worldwide
    Varies by weight - calculated at checkout
    $20-50
    Varies

    You can find full details regarding shipping and delivery here.

    We're sure you'll love your prints. However, if there are any problems with the printing, we're happy to offer a free exchange or refund 100% of the purchase price. Simply return the print within 30 days. For full details of our refunds and exchanges policy click here.


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