Artwork Details for Chigusa Kotani (1890-1945) "Dance"

Chigusa Kotani (1890-1945) - Dance - 舞

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Dance - 舞
by Chigusa Kotani (1890-1945)

Artist:Chigusa Kotani (1890-1945)
Title:Dance - 舞
Series:Twelve Aspects of Fine Women - 名品おんな十二題
Date:1922 (this artwork: Posthumous strike)
Publisher:Ishukankokai - 遺珠刊行会
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Large Oban - 大大判, 33 x 48cm (sheet size)
Condition:Very good. Fine gold metalic pigments. There is a mottled toning (often seen on prints of this scene) mostly visible in the margin areas. Although some toning is visible in the scan it is actually very hard to see this with the naked eye (the scanner exaggerates the toning). Watermarked paper. Finely printed with excellent detail and beautiful original colour as expected with these high quality prints. Good texture and ink bleedthrough. A nice full sheet, not trimmed.
Price:$435 (EMS Express worldwide shipping: $40)
Artwork Code:11229-Kotani_Chigusa
Notes:Sometimes titled "Heroine Ochiyo" from the series "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu". This beautiful print was published by the Ishukankokai Publisher of Tokyo in a limited edition of 100 pieces. They quickly sold out and are very difficult to come by these days. Narazaki publisher's seal, Uchikawa/Ito printer and carver seals, and a watermark in left margin. Strong ink bleedthrough. See the full series here.
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