Artwork Details for Toshikata, Mizuno (1866-1908) Shosetsu "Bijin Visiting a Temple in the New Year"

Toshikata, Mizuno (1866-1908) Shosetsu - Bijin Visiting a Temple in the New Year

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Bijin Visiting a Temple in the New Year
by Toshikata, Mizuno (1866-1908) Shosetsu

Artist:Toshikata, Mizuno (1866-1908) Shosetsu
Title:Bijin Visiting a Temple in the New Year (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:Very good condition. Completely untrimmed - still has full top margin, and no magazine binding holes (see comment below). A few minor marks typical of kuchi-e prints, and tiny pinhole to right of bijin's head. Unbacked. Usual two horizontal folds original to all kuchi-e prints.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:9518-Mizuno_Toshikata
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.
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