Toshikata: The daydreaming ladyToshikata: The daydreaming lady
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Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)

A young, woman wearing a fashionable Meisen (Ikat-) Kimono, in front of a window facing the garden. In one hand she is holding a book and is looking dreamily to the other side. Next to her on the wall is a beautiful Japanese fan. In front of the window a blooming peony.


Signature: Ôju Toshikata e

Seal: Shô, Setsu

Kuchi-e (frontispiece woodblock print), likely published in „Bungei Kurabu“

Publisher: Hakubunkan, Tokyo

Date: 1896

Size: Aiban, horizontal format, 22,2 x 28,5 cm

Fine print with very good coulours. With two vertical folds (common with kuchi-e), some very light stains and some tiny wrinkles, altogether in very fine condition.

Cp.: Helen Merritt u. Nanako Yamada, Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints, Honolulu 2000