Shôsô: Beauty taking a walk in spring
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Mishima Shôsô (1856-1928)
An elegant lady accompanied by a girl during a walk in spring. She is wearing a kosode kimono as “katsuki” which means she wears it loosely over her head. In the background cherry blossoms and a group of celebrating noblemen.
Signature: Shôsô and seal of the artist
Kuchi-e (frontispiece woodblock print)
Date: around 1900
Size: 21,7 x 25,8 cm
Very fine print with good coulours, burnishing and embossed printing and metal pigments. Two, barely visible, vertical folds (common with kuchi-e). At the right margin the paper is a bit uneven, at the upper right a light stain. Altogether in very fine condition, very rare kuchi print.