Artwork Details for Mishima Shoso (1856-1928) "Waiting For Spring"

Mishima Shoso (1856-1928) - Waiting For Spring

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Waiting For Spring
by Mishima Shoso (1856-1928) - 三島蕉窓

Artist:Mishima Shoso (1856-1928) - 三島蕉窓
Title:Waiting For Spring (1)
Date:1910 December (this artwork: 1900s)
Publisher:Bungei Kurabu - 文芸倶楽部
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Kuchi-e - 口絵, 22 x 31.1cm (sheet size)
Condition:Basically fine thanks to the album backing. A little scuffing to the right hand edge, A stain at the lower left of the scroll.
Price:$85 (EMS Express worldwide shipping: $30)
Artwork Code:10155-Mishima_Shoso
Notes:From the magazine Bungei Kurabu Vol. 16 No. 16. A bijin views a scroll painting. 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.


春待 『文芸倶楽部』16巻16号口絵 三島蕉窓(1856-1928)

                                 紙 木版 多色刷 30.7×22.2cm  実践女子学園蔵

三島蕉窓 春待

良家の婦人らしき女性が床の間に掛け軸を掛けている場面を描いています。 竹製の花器には菊の花が活けられており、 月が描かれた掛け軸 を取り出したところと見えます。さめ小紋の着物と 半襟や襦袢の色のとりあわせから、女性の趣味のよさが伝わります。女性が文人風に絵 を見たり描いたりする主題の流れをくむ 「絵を見る女性」の図様として見ることもでき、 江戸の風情を残す暮らしの一場面がうかがわれます。掛軸の画面右下の朱印は「衛」と読め、 蕉窓の諱を表しています。
(1) This artwork is either untitled or the title is unknown.

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