Toshikata: The young SamuraiToshikata: The young Samurai
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Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)

A young samurai, wearing luxuriant clothes, gazing after a vanishing procession of a daimyo of the satsuma clan. The crest of the clan is visible on the trunks.
In a red round cartouche a portrait of a young lady wearing the hairstyle of the Genroku Era.
Signature: Ôju Toshikata e
Seal: Shô, Setsu
Kuchi-e (frontispiece woodblock print)
Date: around 1900
Size: Aiban, horizontal format, 21,8 x 28,5 cm
Fine print with very good colours, lacquer printing (shomenzuri) and silver pigments. With two vertical folds (common with kuchi-e). Very beautiful and rare kuchi-e.
Literature: Helen Merritt u. Nanako Yamada, Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints, Honolulu 2000