Click on the above image for a larger scan
Bijin Carrying Tea
by Toshikata, Mizuno (1866-1908) Shosetsu
|Artist:||Toshikata, Mizuno (1866-1908) Shosetsu|
|Title:||Bijin Carrying Tea (1)|
|Publisher:||Bungei Kurabu - 文芸倶楽部|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Kuchi-e - 口絵, 12 x 8.9 inches (sheet size)|
|Condition:||Fine condition. No magazine binding holes. Extensive crosshatch embossing. A few minor marks typical of kuchi-e prints. Unbacked. Usual two vertical folds original to all kuchi-e prints.|
|Price:||$120 (EMS Express worldwide shipping: $30)|
|Notes:||This print comes directly from the original publisher's overrun stock - preserved in a 'kura' storehouse in Tokyo for the last 100 years. It was not mounted in a magazine, so there are no binding holes and absolutely no trimming (very rare). Artist's signature and seal upper right. 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.
|Search:||Toshikata, Mizuno (1866-1908) Shosetsu (See more prints by this artist)|