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Bijin Playing a Shamisen
by Keishu Takeuchi (1861-1942) - 武内桂舟
|Artist:||Keishu Takeuchi (1861-1942) - 武内桂舟|
|Title:||Bijin Playing a Shamisen (1)|
|Publisher:||Bungei Kurabu - 文芸倶楽部|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Kuchi-e - 口絵, 12.5 x 8.9 inches (sheet size)|
|Condition:||Fine impression and good condition. Completely untrimmed - still has large top margin with original magazine binding holes. No stains. Unbacked. Verso clean. Usual two horizontal folds original to all kuchi-e prints. Usual binding hole damage upper margin, 20mm tear top margin (into image area), and some faint creases in bottom corner areas.|
|Notes:||Kuchi-e prints were foldout prints placed at the front of Japanese literary magazines in the 1890s to about 1910. This edition dates to that period. See the article "Kuchi-e - Literary Magazine Frontispieces " at Ukiyo-e Gallery for a very informative introduction these wonderful bijin-ga prints.
(1) This artwork is either untitled or the title is unknown.
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