Hanko: Welcome
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Kajita Hanko (1870-1917)

An elegant young woman of the Meiji period, dressed in a fashionable western-style lime green dress, standing at the window, a handkerchief in her hand. Outside irises are in full bloom on the misty bank of a pond.

Untitled (Kangei - Welcome)

Seal: Hanko

Kuchi-e (frontispiece print), from "Bungei Kurabu", Vol. X,10

Publisher: Hakubunkan, Tokyo

Date: 1904

Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: Vertical Aiban, 29,4 x 22,3 cm (overall).

Very good impression and colours. The two usual horizontal folds. One wormhole at lower margin, and some scattered tiny wormholes, at lower right a little bit soiled and minimally creased. Overall very good condition.
Cf. Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada, Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints, Honolulu 2000, p. 171f and fig. 6.29. Cf. Honolulu Museum of Art, Philip H. Roach Jr. Collection, No. 27954; MFA Boston, 2000.132; ; National Library of Australia, (Clough Collection of kuchie) No. 5744740; ARC Ritsumeikan arcUP6852 (dated 1907).

€ 235,-