||"Knife Fight at Sea"
||Consigned by a NW print collector.
||Likely "Bungei Kurabu" literary magazine (1895-1914).
||8 1/2 x 11
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; silver metalic pigments to knife;
"burnishing" to black hair; highly detailed carving.
||Very Good. Strong colors.
(Moderate toning; three tiny pin-holes upper edge; few small stains; scattered marks.)
Without the two folds typical of most "kuchi-e".
||See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
||A dramatic image of two women fighting at sea--upper image shown as if rolled-over.
A rarely seen "kuchi-e" image--we've not seen previously.
||Special $155 (Sold/WZ)