KIKUCHI -- The Heroine Koharu

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Artist KIKUCHI, Keigetsu (1879-1955)
Title "The Heroine Koharu"
Date 1922
Series A Supplement of "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu" ("Dai Chikamatsu Zenshu"), a 12-print series.
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer Yamagishi Kazue/Nishimura Kumakichi (both artisans produced the entire 12-print series)
Image Size 10 7/8 x 15 1/2
Impression Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to kimono and hair-line; "gauffrage" to hair-pins, hands, and collar; silver metallic pigments to hair-bow, collar, obi, and smoking pipe; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very good. Minor "bumping" along rightside margin, light toning.
Reference/Illus Illustrated in "The Female Image," p.94, pl.121.
Comments Part of a 12-print series of prints (each done by a different artist) published c1922/23; all were carved by Yamagishi Kazue and printed by Nishimura Kumakichi. For a further discussion of this series, see "The New Wave - Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection" (page 168).
Item # CG-756
Price $525