ONUMA Chiyuki -- February Beauty

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Artist ONUMA Chiyuki (active 1950's)
Title "February--Playing Cards" ("Karuta")
Date 1958 ("Showa 33")
Series "Japanese Girls Month by Month"
Publisher Sobunsha (Tokyo)
Carver/Printer H. Okura, S. Shibamura, K. Maeda/S. Shindo, K. Takei
Image Size 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 ("dai-oban")
Impression Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading; extensive silver metallic pigment highlights to patterned wall behind; highly detailed, crisp key-lines.
Condition Pristine. (Still edge-tipped into original "presentation folder.")
Reference/Illus Gilder #19
Comments A gorgeous "bijin-ga" print from a seldom seen series. Flawless.
Item # CG-565
Price $695 (Reserved)