1766. Item #83282
[EHON] Tsukioka Settei. EHON SAGASHIGUSA [ONNA BUYÛ YOSO-OI KURABE]. Edo: Suharaya Mohei & Osaka: Ono Kihei, Meiwa 3 . 3 vols in one, string-bound Japanese-style in later covers with brushed title label. 26.8 X 18.4 cm, appears to be complete as gappon. Settei here signs himself Tsukioka Masanobu. One of the finest and most powerful of the mid-18th century ukiyo-e masters. The line is virile, the compositions daring - a thoroughly satisfying work - BUT, though it has been repaired, many of the illustrations (at least a fifth of them) have been irremedially damaged. The first printing was issued in Horeki 6 , but this issue is also every well printed. Very scarce work - few copies are located in KSSM.