YAMANAKA -- "Actress (Yoneko Sakai)"

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Artist YANAMAKA, Kodo (Tatsushige)
(1869-??; active 1899-1937)
Title "Actress (Yoneko Sakai)"
("Joyu (Sakai Yoneko)")
Date 1929 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's.)
Series na
Publisher Ishukankokai Publisher
Seal, Carver/Printer Koike/Watanabe Yoshiaki; watermarked.
Image Size 10 1/2 x 15 5/8 (plus wide margins)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to face, hands, and collar; light "gauffrage" to hair and collar's patterns; distinctive baren "sujizuri"
(circles) background; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. (No flaws noted--still in original "presentation folder.")
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #164.
Comments One of the very few "bijin-ga" images of this seldom encountered artist, a student of Yoshitoshi. "Re-strike" edition published as a small, immediately sold out edition (100 copies) in the mid-1980's by Ishukankokai Publisher of Tokyo (with red "moneybag" seal).
Item # DG-391
Price $850