KAJITA Hanko -- "Bijin and Fire"

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Artist KAJITA, Hanko (1870-1917)
Title "Bijin and Fire"
Date ca1900
Series unknown (likely "Bungei Kurabu" literary magazine)
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 1/2 x 10 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to kimono, face, shoji screen, and orange background; "burnishing" highlights to black hair; highly detailed, crisply carved lines.
Condition Very Good++. Strong colors. Light soiling; backed binding holes right edge, tiny hole left red; light Japanese album backing. (Unfolded--lacks two folds typical of "kuchi-e".)
Reference/Illus See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments Great overlaid "dual image"--rescuing bijin from fire.
Item # CG-885
Price $175 (Sold/MRC)