Begonia, Marikoji Yoshiko

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892

Beauties and Seven Daytime Flowers: Begonia, Marikoji Yoshiko
(Bijin shichiyoka: Begonia, Marikoji Yoshiko)

signed oju Yoshitsohi ga, with artist's seal Taiso, carved by Katata Hori Cho, date seal Meiji juichinen, shigatsu, -ka (Meiji 11 [1878], April), and publisher's address seal [Tokyo] Nihonbashi Otenmacho Nichome 14-banchi, shuppanjin Inoue Mohei (Inoue Mohei of Hoeido)

oban tate-e 14 1/4 by 10 in., 36.2 by 25.5 cm

Jushii (Junior Fourth Rank) Marikoji Yoshiko, a Lady-in-Waiting of the Empress, holding a ceremonial tray is juxtaposed with a blossoming begonia.

References:
Keyes 1983, p. 431, no. 406.3
van den Ing & Schaap 1992, p. 123, no. 36.3
Schaap 2011, p. 164, series no. 66

$1,100

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