SHIMAZAKI Ryuu -- "Beauty Stringing a Koto"

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Artist SHIMAZAKI, Ryuu (1865-1937)
Title "Beauty Stringing a Koto" (given name)
Date c1900
Series (likely "Bungei Kurabu" (literary magazine))
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 1/2 x 11 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to obi and handbag; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Good+. Strong colors. (Light soiling, minor wrinkles, two folds typical of all "kuchi-e".)
Reference/Illus See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments Viewed from beind, this beauty is seen re-stringing her "koto."
Item # CG-606
Price $165 (Sold)