Toshikata: The captains lover
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Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)
A beauty lying in full length on a bed in a ship cabin, wearing a kimono which is leisurely tied in the front. With one hand she raises the curtain in front of the alcove.
Untitled (The captain's lover)
Signature: Ôju Toshikata e
Seal: Shô, Setsu
Kuchi-e (frontispiece woodblock print), probably published in „Bungei Kurabu“
Publisher: Hakubunkan, Tokyo?
Date: around 1900
Size: Horizontal Aiban, 22,2 x 30,5 cm
Very fine print and colours, with burnishing. Two vertical folds (common with kuchi-e), slightly stained, altogether in very good condition.
Cp.: Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada, Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints, Honolulu 2000