KIYOSHI -- "White Shawl" (#2)

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Artist KOBAYAKAWA Kiyoshi
Title "Expression of Eyes"
("Hitomi"--aka "White Shawl")
Date 1931 (Later limited edition, 100 copies), c1980's)
Series "Women's Manners of Today" ("Kindai Jisei no Uchi"--number 4 of six images, 1930-31)
Publisher Ishukankokai
Seal, Carver/Printer Takano Shichinosuke/Ono Tomisaburo; "watermark"
Image Size 10 1/2 x 17 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Extensively/deeply gauffraged (embossed); overprinted hairlines; skillful "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading; highly detailed carving.
Condition Pristine.
(Still in original "presentation folder--no flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #192. Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition," Plate #118.
Comments Stunning. Re-strike published as small/immediately sold out edition (100 copies) in the mid-1980's by Ishukankokai Publisher of Tokyo (with red "moneybag" seal). Rarely seen.
Item # DG-269
Price $1950 (Reserved/SR)