Artwork Details for Shuntei, Miyagawa (1873-1914) "Oiran (Courtesan)"


Shuntei, Miyagawa (1873-1914) - Oiran (Courtesan)

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Oiran (Courtesan)
by Shuntei, Miyagawa (1873-1914) - 宮川春汀

Artist:Shuntei, Miyagawa (1873-1914) - 宮川春汀
Title:Oiran (Courtesan) (1)
Date:1890s
Publisher:Bungei Kurabu - 文芸倶楽部
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Kuchi-e - 口絵, 12.5 x 8.5 inches (sheet size)
Condition:Fine impression and near-pristine condition. Unusual to find kuchi-e prints in such fine condition. Untrimmed with large margins top and right. No tears, creases, or stains. Unbacked. Usual two vertical folds original to all kuchi-e prints.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:9509-Miyagawa_Shuntei
Notes:A gorgeous bijin-ga print by one of the Meiji-era woodblock print masters - Shuntei Miyagawa. 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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