MIYAGAWA, Shuntei -- "Round Shoji Window"

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Artist MIYAGAWA, Shuntei (1873-1914)
Title "Round Shoji Window" (given name)
Date c1900
Series unk (likely "Bungei Kurabu" literary magazine)
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 1/4 x 11 1/4
Impression Exceptionally Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to kimono, purple collar, shoji window, wall, and face; "burnishing" to bijin's hair; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Very Good++. Strong colors. (Scattered remnants of old backing; very minor wrinkling; light wear.) Without the two folds typical of most "kuchi-e".
Reference/Illus See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments A wonderfully printed image--this teahouse waitress appears to repel that advances of an older customer before a decorative, round shoji window.
Item # CG-934
Price $175