Kunichika -- "Mother with Nursing Baby"

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Title "Mother with Nursing Baby" (given name)
Date December 1883
Series "Newly Woven Brocades: Musashi" ("Nishiki ori Musashi no Beppin")
Publisher Komiyama Shohei
Seal, Carver/Printer Carver: Hori Yu
Image Size Full 8 1/4 x 13 3/8 (plus green-printed margins)
Impression Very Fine. Nicely done "bokashi" shading to face, baby's head,cartouche, and background; burnishing to black collar, sleeves, and hair-pin; light "gauffrage" to sliding doors; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. (Very slight wear.) Retains original light Meiji album backing.
Reference/Illus "Kunichika--Time Present and Time Past, Images of a Forgotten Master" similar images pg 64.
Comments A delightfully charming mother/infant image.
Item # BG-274
Price $425