Benizuri-e print of the 2nd block of the Yoshiwara District

PBA Galleries

2015-11-02 12:15:53


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Lot 270: Author: Anonymous. Title: Second block of the Yoshiwara District. Place Published: (Japan). Date Published: c. early to mid 18th century. Description: 26x38 cm (10 1/415") benizuri (red, black, and green) print. A bright benizuri-e print (the earliest type of color print in Japan) showing five people in the Yoshiwara District (prostitution area of Edo). It may be unsigned because of censorship. Condition: Fine. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $300-$500
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