TAKEUCHI Keishu -- "Fresh New Year's Water"

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Artist TAKEUCHI, Keishu (1861-1943)
Title "Fresh New Year's Water" ("Wakamizu)
Date 1907
Series "Bungei Kurabu" (literary magazine) vol.13, no.1.
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 7 5/8 x 11 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Very Good. Strong colors. (Light soiling and wear; soft crease; binding holes right edge; and two folds typical of all "kuchi-e".)
Reference/Illus Merritt's "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints" #6.7. See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments Dressed in her New Year's finest, this beauty is seen drawing pure water into a pine-decorated wooden bucket (symbol of long life).
Item # CG-890
Price $175 (Sold)