Toshikata -- "Blue Umbrellas"

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Artist Toshikata MIZUNO (1866-1908)
Title "Blue Umbrellas"
(given name)
Date 1893
Series "Thirty-six Examples of Beauties" ("Sanju-roku Kasen")
Publisher Akiyama Buemon
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 5/8 x 12 3/4 with full margins
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to umbrellas and background; "gauffrage" to collars, pink cherry trees, and title cartouche; burnishing to black obi and hair; and highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good. Strong colors. (Transfer stains to one umbrella, light wear.) Retains original album backing.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Colorful and skillfully printed "bijin-ga" image. Consistently the most sought-after image of the series.
Item # BG-48
Price $175 (Sold/GM)