Unread -- "Knife Fight at Sea"

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Artist Unread
Title "Knife Fight at Sea"
(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 1/2 x 11
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; silver metalic pigments to knife; "burnishing" to black hair; highly detailed carving.
Condition 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".
Reference/Illus See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments 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.
Item # BM-22
Price Special $155 (Sold/WZ)
(Reg $195)