Toshikata: The captains loverToshikata: 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

€ 165,-