NAKAZAWA -- "The Heroine Matsukaze"
(Mermaid) (#2)

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Artist NAKAZAWA Hiromitsu
Title "The Heroine Matsukaze"
Date ca1922/23
Series Supplement of "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu"
("Dai Chikamatsu Zenshu"),
a 12-print series.
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer Yamagishi Kazue/Nishimura Kumakichi (both artisans produced the entire 12-print series)
Image Size 10 5/8 x 14 5/8 ("dai-oban")
Impression Very Fine. Nicely done "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading throughout print; light "gauffrage" to mermaid and rocks; overprinted with small areas of white "gofun" (white pigment); detailed carving.
Condition Good+++. (Few scattered spots (two in lower image; bumping/wrinkling top and bottom/left margins; light/moderate toning.)
Reference/Illus Illustrated in "The Female Image" (page 203).
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 # DG-354
Price $295