SUZUKI, Toshimoto -- "Beauty and Lanterns"

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Artist SUZUKI, Toshimoto (18??-1911, active 1872-1900)
Title "Beauty and Lanterns"
(given name)
Date ca1895-1900
Provenance Consigned by a NW print collector.
Series Likely "Bungei Kurabu" literary magazine (1895-1914).
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer Black signature: "Toshimoto"
Image Size 8 5/8 x 11 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good+++. Strong colors. (Edge wear; stains left edge; light toning; few scattered marks.) Without the two folds typical of most "kuchi-e".
Reference/Illus See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments A beauty in summer kimono ("yakata") seen beneath colorful lanterns. A rarely seen "kuchi-e" image--we've not seen previously.
Item # BM-17
Price Special $155 (Sold/MP)
(Reg $195)