Chikanobu -- "3 Bijin - Mirror of the Ages, Deluxe Title Page"

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Title "3 Bijin - Mirror of the Ages, Title Page"
Date May 1897
Series "Mirror of the Ages" -- Deluxe Title Page ("Jidai Kagami")
Publisher Matsuki Heikichi
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/8 x 13 7/8
Impression Superb. Wonderfully executed "bokashi" shading to faces, kimono and blankets; "burnishing" to give the black hairs a layered look; amazingly detailed carving, 43 hairs per centimeter (or about 108 hairs per inch)!!
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. (Very minor soils--otherwise flawless.) Retains original album backing.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Amazingly detailed "bijin-ga" image--in outstandingly fresh condition.
Item # BG-85
Price $375 (Reserved)