||ca1922 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's.)
||A Supplement of "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu"
("Dai Chikamatsu Zenshu"), a 12-print series.
||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 scarf and kimono; silver metallic
pigments to kimono pattern; highly detailed carving.
||Very Good++. Excellent colors. (Faint scattered spotting--otherwise flawless.) Still in original "presentation folder."
||"The Female Image," Plate #138.
||One of a 12-print series of prints (each done by a different artist) published c1922/23; known for her "bijin-ga" and theater prints. "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).