Unknown -- "A Contemplative Bijin"

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Artist Unknown (18xx-19xx) signature unread
Title "A Contemplative Bijin" ("given name")
Date c1900
Series (likely "Bungei Kurabu" literary magazine)
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 1/2 x 12
Impression Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to red undergarment; "burnishing" to black hair; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors; very clean. (Few minor spots; soft wrinkle; and two folds typical of all "kuchi-e".) Album-backed.
Reference/Illus See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments A young bijin is seen sitting contemplatively beneath a bouquet of flowers.
Item # CG-983
Price $150 (Sold/JE)