TAKEUCHI Keishu -- "Dawn (Bijin Under Candle Light)"

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Artist TAKEUCHI, Keishu (1861-1943)
Title "Dawn (Bijin Under Candle Light)" ("Akatsuki")
Date c1912
Series "Bungei Kurabu" (literary magazine) vol.18, no.1.
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 3/8 x 11 3/8
Impression Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to kimono, candle holder, flame's glow, mouse and background; crisply detailed individual hair-lines and other details.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors; very clean. (Few minor marks; and two folds typical of all "kuchi-e".)
Reference/Illus Merritt's "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints" #6.12. See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments In her plum blossom robe, this beauty is seen reading by candle light as a curious mouse looks on. Delightful!!
Item # BG-84
Price $295 (Sold)