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Hakutei
Ishii Hakutei, 1882-1958
Twelve Views of Tokyo: Yoshicho
(Tokyo Junikei: Yoshicho)

cartouche with canal and telephone poles; signed Hakutei mankichi ga, with artist's seal Bonkotsu to, first published by Rokando ca. 1910
oban tate-e 15 1/2 by 10 1/8 in., 39.4 by 25.6 cm
The model is the geisha Goromaru.
References:
Kato, Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. I, no. 20
Reigle Stephens, Amy, gen. ed., The new wave: Twentieth-century Japanese prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, p. 137, no. 145
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 33, no. 1
price: $ 1,800