Chikanobu -- "Bijin - Mirror of the Ages"

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Title "Beauty of the Kyoho Era (1716-36)"
Date May 1897
Series "Mirror of the Ages" ("Jidai Kagami")
Publisher Matsuki Heikichi
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 1/2 x 13 1/4 with full margins
Impression Superb. Wonderfully executed "bokashi" shading to face; visible woodgrain upper; amazingly detailed carving (32 hairs/cm, or 81 hairs/inch).
Condition Very good++. Strong colors. Very minor soils/bumps to margin edges (unbacked).
Reference/Illus na
Comments Amazingly detailed "bijin-ga" image--in outstandingly fresh condition.
Item # CG-661
Price $375