Toshikata: Collecting mushroomsToshikata: Collecting mushrooms
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Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)

An animated company of men and women roaming the mountains in search for delicate matsutake mushrooms.

Title: Take-gari - Shôtoku koro fujin (Gathering mushrooms – Women of the Shôtoku era, 1711-16)

Series: Sanjûrokkasen (Thirty-six selected beauties)

Signature: Toshikata

Seal: Ôsai

Combined carver and printer seal in bottom left margin: Chôkuzan, Morita

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon, Tokyo

Date: Meiji 26 (1893)

Size: Vertical Oban, 32,5 x 21,8 cm (image size)

Excellent early impression in excellent colours, with strongly visible woodgrain. With gauffrage and a little metal pigment. Full margins, unbacked. Paper a little a toned, in margins some minor soiling and small stains. Small paper loss in bottom edge backed. Overall very good condition.

Cf. MFA Boston No. 41.940.15 a. o. British Museum No. 1906,1220,0.1565. Honolulu Museum of Art No. 23974