NAKAJIMA -- "Snow Flower"

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Artist Kiyoshi NAKAJIMA
(1943-??, active mid-1960's)
Title "Snow Flower"
Date ca1960's/70's
Series From a small series of "bijin-ga" images of a pensive young woman seen outdoors.
Publisher Kyoto Hanga-In
(Kyoto, 1935-88)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 11 3/4 x 16 5/8
("dai-oban," large oban)
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to face; flower petals nicely over-printed with pinkish "mica" highlights; visible woodgrain to grey background; black lacquer highlights to tree; highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. (Few soft creases; light wear.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A young beauty sits pensively beneath a flowering plum tree. Nakajima's prints are seldom encountered outside of Japan.
Item # DG-379
Price $1025 (Sold/XL)