Kunichika -- "Yugiri"

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Title "Yugiri" (Chapter 39)
Date 1884
Series "Fifty-four Modern Feelings, Matched with Chapters of Genji"
("Genji Gojuyojo")
Publisher Takegawa Seikichi
Seal, Carver/Printer Carver: Hori Gin (Asai Ginjiro)
Image Size 8 7/8 x 13 5/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; nicely visible "woodgrain" to entire blue/grey background; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong, fresh colors. Full margins two sides; original Japanese album-backing. (Slight wear; wormage left margin edge.)
Reference/Illus Similiar images of same series in "Kunichika--Time Present and Time Past, Images of a Forgotten Master."
Comments Wonderfully "atmospheric" nighttime bijin-ga image.
Item # BG-639
Price Bi-Weekly Special $450 SOLD (RD)
(Reg $575)