Artwork Details for Keishu Takeuchi (1861-1942) "Hagoita (Battledore)"

Keishu Takeuchi (1861-1942) - Hagoita (Battledore) - 羽子

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Hagoita (Battledore) - 羽子
by Keishu Takeuchi (1861-1942) - 武内桂舟

Artist:Keishu Takeuchi (1861-1942) - 武内桂舟
Title:Hagoita (Battledore) - 羽子
Publisher:Bungei Kurabu - 文芸倶楽部
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Kuchi-e - 口絵, 11.5 x 8.8 inches (sheet size)
Condition:Very good condition. Completely untrimmed - still has original magazine binding holes at right edge. No tears, or foxing. Unbacked. Usual two vertical folds original to all kuchi-e prints. Minor creases and marks. Small stain in bush at mid-right.
Price:$100 (EMS Express worldwide shipping: $30)
Artwork Code:9510-Takeuchi_Keishu
Notes:From Bungei Kurabu, Vol. 8, No. 1. Battledore was a game commonly played by young ladies in Meiji-Era Japan. 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.
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