Chikanobu -- "Bijin - Mirror of the Ages"

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Title "Beauty of the Meiji Era (then, 1868-98)" ("Meiji Koro")
Date 1898
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; delicate "gauffrage" (embossing) to purple and yellow collars; red-inked "key-line" to facial outline; amazingly detailed carving. Neat inset image of a battle from the Sino-Japanese war of 1894 above.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Very minor marks; original Japanese album backing.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Amazingly detailed "bijin-ga" image--in outstandingly fresh condition.
Item # CG-681
Price $395 (Reserved)