||"Beauty Under a Curtain"
||ca1920 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's.)
||Itoh Susumu/Watanabe Yoshiaki; watermarked.
||10 3/4 x 15 1/2 (plus wide margins)
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to face, curtain, and kimono; light
silver "mica" pigments to kimono pattern; highly detailed carving.
||Excellent. Excellent colors. (No flaws noted--still in original "presentation folder.")
||Similar image in "The Female Image."
||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).