Unread -- "Beauty Reading"

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Artist Unread
Title "Beauty Reading"
(given name)
Date ca1895-1914
Provenance Consigned by a NW print collector.
Series Likely "Bungei Kurabu" literary magazine (1895-1914).
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 1/8 x 11 5/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good++. Strong colors. (Moderate toning; stain lower margin; 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 is seen reading--perhaps a note from the person pictured behind. A rarely seen "kuchi-e" image--we've not seen previously.
Item # EG-628 (BM-21)
Price Special $155 (Sold/MRC)
(Reg $195)