Toshikata -- "Bijin After Bath, with Cat"

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Artist Toshikata MIZUNO (1866-1908)
Title "Bijin After Bath, with Cat" (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 ceiling/wall/floor areas, cat. and blue towel; extensive "gauffrage" to entire after-bath "yakata" robe, cat's hairs, and title cartouche; and highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good to Excellent. Strong colors. (Light wear, minor marks; slight thining to backing's edge.) Retains original album backing.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Colorful and skillfully printed image of "bijin-ga" following a bath, exchanging glances with her pet cat.
Item # BG-71
Price $175 (Sold--FP)