IKEDA Terukata -- Beauty with a Letter

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Artist IKEDA, Terukata (1883-1921)
Title "Beauty with a Letter" (given name)
Date c1900
Series na
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 3/4 x 11 1/2
Impression Very Fine. superbly executed "bokashi" shading; "burnishing" to hair; extensive leaf-pattern "gauffrage" to entire purple kimono and letter; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. (Unfolded sheet--lacks the two folds typical of all "kuchi-e".)
Reference/Illus See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments "Dual image." Ikeda was a student of Toshikata, and later himself became the teacher of Paul Jacoulet.
Item # CG-609
Price $175 (Sold)