Toshikata -- "Bijin and Circular Window"

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Artist Toshikata MIZUNO (1866-1908)
Title "Bijin and Circular Window" (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 blue wall, kimono, and foreground; "gauffrage" to title cartouche and black hibachi; "burnishing" to black hibachi and screen edges; and highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. (Light wear, minor marks.) Retains original album backing.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Colorful and skillfully printed "bijin-ga" image, playing a shamisen while viewing out an open, circular window.
Item # BG-96
Price $175 (Sold)