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Alluring Figure

Paul Binnie, Scottish, b. 1967

A Collection of Eastern Brocade Beauties: Alluring Figure
(Azuma nishiki bijin awase: Adesugata)

The background printed with pink to soft lavender bokashi, signed at lower left corner, Bin-ni, with artist's red seal BINNIE, the series title at upper left, Azuma nishiki bijin awase, the print title at lower left, Adesugata, numbered and signed in pencil on the bottom margin, 30/100 Paul Binnie, 2015

dai oban tate-e 17 7/8 by 12 1/4 in., 45.5 by 31.1 cm

In contrast to the striking black and white lines of the tattooed version of this design, Hiroshige's Edo (Hiroshige no Edo), which is the last in his A Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo (Edozumi Hyaku Shoku) series, this composition places the nude against a soft pink and lavender background. She holds a green cloth, whose flower buds are printed in silver metallic pigment and 23 carat gold leaf, and her hair is printed in black lacquer.

$950