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Japanese woodblock print, 2015. Print size: 18 x 12 in. Image size: 15 x 11 in. Edition: 100. The signature is in bronze metallic pigment, and there is blind embossing in the signature in the lower margin, numbered and signed in pencil. Her sheer cloth is the green of Japanese tea, embellished with flower buds in sliver metallic pigment and 23c gold leaf. In addition, there is an extra black lacquer-printed block in the hair.
“The alternate non-tattoo version of Hiroshige no Edo’ / Hiroshige’s Edo is part of the series ‘Azuma Nishiki Bijin Awase’ (A Collection of Eastern Brocade Beauties) and is printed against a shaded lilac and mauve-pink ground. The title is ‘Adesugata’, which might be translated as Alluring Figure.” Paul Binnie