TAKEUCHI Keishu -- Lady Tiger

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Artist TAKEUCHI, Keishu (1861-1943)
Title "Lady Tiger" ("Tora Gozen")
Date c1914
Series "Bungei Kurabu" (literary magazine) vol.20, no.1.
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 3/4 x 11 7/8
Impression Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to noren curtain and background; light silver metallic pigments to dress; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors; very clean. (Few minor marks; and two folds typical of all "kuchi-e".) Album-backed.
Reference/Illus Merritt's "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints" #3.10. See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments Lady Tiger, a nun, is seen here holding a burning taper as a light as she lifts a cloth curtain decorated with a family crest.
Item # CG-982
Price $185 (Sold)