TOMIOKA Eisen -- A Wife's Heart

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Artist TOMIOKA, Eisen (1864-1905)
Title "A Wife's Heart" ("Tsuma no Kokoro")
Date 1901
Series "Bungei Kurabu" (literary magazine) vol.7, no.3
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 1/2 x 11 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to lampshade and "wisp" of smoke; "burnishing" to black lamp and as "overlaid" hair; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Very Good. Strong colors. (Light soiling, a couple of tiny spots, and two folds typical of all "kuchi-e".)
Reference/Illus Merritt's "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints" #3.12. See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments With downcast eyes, Onene laments her duty as a "good wife."
Item # CG-537
Price $150 (Sold)