Toshikata: Young lady looking at flowers
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Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)
A young woman, under the roof of a tea pavilion, looking at the iris in full bloom growing at the side of a pond.
Signature: Ôju Toshikata e
Seal: Shô, Setsu
Kuchi-e (frontispiece woodblock print), published in „Bungei Kurabu“
Publisher: Hakubunkan, Tokyo
Size: Horizontal Aiban, 22,2 x 30,7 cm
Fine print with very good colours, burnishing (shomenzuri) and silver pigments. With two vertical folds (common with kuchi-e), very few stains, altogether in very good condition.
Cf.: Honolulu Museum of Art, Philip H. Roach Jr. Collection, Nr. 27277
Literature: Helen Merritt u. Nanako Yamada, Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints, Honolulu 2000