Toshikata -- "Teahouse Waitress"

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Artist Toshikata MIZUNO (1866-1908)
Title "Teahouse Waitress" (given name)
Date 1893
Series "Thirty-six Examples of Beauties" ("Sanju-roku Kasen")
Publisher Akiyama Buemon
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 1/2 x 12 3/4 with full margins
Impression Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to hanging blue noren curtain, trees, and background; "gauffrage" to reed screen and large "kanji" on blue noren curtain, and title cartouche; burnishing to black collar and geta; and highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. (Light wear--otherwise flawless.) Retains original album backing.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Colorful and skillfully printed "bijin-ga" image of teahouse maid under a ginko tree.
Item # BG-49
Price $175 (Sold)