IKEDA -- "Beauty Under a Curtain"

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Artist IKEDA, Terukata
Title "Beauty Under a Curtain"
Date ca1920 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's.)
Series na
Publisher Ishukankokai Publisher
Seal, Carver/Printer Itoh Susumu/Watanabe Yoshiaki; watermarked.
Image Size 10 3/4 x 15 1/2 (plus wide margins)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to face, curtain, and kimono; light silver "mica" pigments to kimono pattern; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. (No flaws noted--still in original "presentation folder.")
Reference/Illus Similar image in "The Female Image."
Comments One of the very few "bijin-ga" images of this seldom encountered artist, a student of Toshikata. "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-393
Price $850 (Sold/JG)