Toshikata - Man and woman
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Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)
A young man, sitting at a table, is reading a book while his wife cuts his fingernails.
Signature: Ôju Toshikata e
Seal: Artist's seal (unread)
Publisher: Sûzandô, Tôkyô
Size: 21,7 x 29,5 cm
Very nice impression and colours, with glossy overprint and with relief printing. Two vertical folds, nearly not to be seen, as usual for title pages. A few tiny spots, corners a little bit creased, otherwise very good condition.
Kuchi-e (Frontispiece woodblock print) for the novel „Tôsei gonin otoko no uchi – Kuroda Kenji (vol. 1) by Murakami Namiroku, published in 1902.
Compare: National Library of Australia, Digital Collection, Clough Collection of kuchie, No 5744787. Lit.: Yamada Nanako, Mokuhan kuchie sôran, Tôkyô 2005.