TSUNETOMI -- "The Heron Maiden" (#2)

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Artist TSUNETOMI, Kitano
Title "The Heron Maiden"
Date 1925 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's.)
Series na
Publisher Ishukankokai Publisher
Seal, Carver/Printer Itoh Susumu/Watanabe Yoshiaki; watermarked.
Image Size 10 1/2 x 16 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Nice "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to kimono and grey background; "gofun" applied as snowflakes (some bleeding surrounding); silver "mica" to entire background; nicely over-printed hairlines; silver "metallic" highlights to hair-pin and lower kimono; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. (Still in original "presentation folder"--faint spot upper head-covering--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #108.
Comments Lifetime total 21 images (most 1927-34). "Re-strike" published as a 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-270
Price $1800 (Sold/SC)