KABURAGI -- "The Heroine Osai" (#2)

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Artist KABURAGI, Kiyokata
Title "The Heroine Osai"
Date ca1923
Series A Supplement of "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu"
a 12-print series
("Dai Chikamatsu Zenshu").
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer Yamagishi Kazue/Nishimura Kumakichi (both artisans produced the entire 12-print series)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 12 7/8
(plus wide margins)
Impression Very Fine. Nicely done "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to face, kimono, and background; detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
(Slight wear.)
Reference/Illus Illustrated in "The Female Image," p.95, pl.122.
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-948
Price $575 (Sold/CB)