Kunisada III (Hosai)

Utagawa Kunisada III (Hosai)


Woman's Chignon Wigs to Put On
(Fujin sokuhatsu katsura-tsuke)

dated in the publisher cartoche at lower left, on todoke Meiji juhachinen kyugatsu (Meiji 18 [1885], September, registered), with the address and family name of the artist, gako (artist) Takeuchi Eikyu, and of the publisher, Hanmoto (publisher) Ueki Rinnosuke (Ebiya Rinnosuke of Kaijudo), ca.1885

oban tate-e 13 7/8 by 9 5/8 in., 35.4 by 24.4 cm

The title of this print refers to 'sokuhatsu' which was a new term used to refer to western-style chignon and its variations which were gaining in popularity and becoming socially acceptable with the help of the establlishment of the Fujin Sokuhatsu Kai (Women's Chignon Society) in 1885, the same year that this print was published.

Gerhard Dambmann, Japan het Westen ontdekte: Een geschiedenis in houtsneden, 1988, p. 121, no. 49
(inv. no. 10-5337)

price: Sold


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