||Consigned by a NW print collector.
||Likely "Bungei Kurabu" literary magazine (1895-1914).
||8 1/8 x 11 5/8
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; highly detailed carving.
||Very Good++. Strong colors.
(Moderate toning; stain lower margin; scattered marks.)
Without the two folds typical of most "kuchi-e".
||See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
||A beauty is seen reading--perhaps a note from the person pictured behind.
A rarely seen "kuchi-e" image--we've not seen previously.
||Special $155 (Sold/MRC)