TAKEUCHI Keishu -- A Beauty Hunting Fireflies

(Click HERE for additional image)
Artist TAKEUCHI, Keishu (1861-1943)
Title "A Beauty Hunting Fireflies" ("Bijin Bokkei")
Date 1897
Series "Bungei Kurabu" (literary magazine) vol.3, no.10
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 1/2 x 12
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed and extensive "bokashi" shading; "burnishing" to hair; light "gauffrage" to ribs of pink fan; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Very Good+. Strong colors. (Slight soiling, paper remnants verso, and two folds typical of all "kuchi-e".)
Reference/Illus Merritt's "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints" #4.2. See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments "The magic of chasing fireflies as a child on a hot August night..."
Item # CG-610
Price $225 (Sold)