KITANI -- "Heroine Ochiyo"

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Artist KITANI, Chigusa
Title "Heroine Ochiyo"
Date ca1922 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's.)
Series A Supplement of "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu"
("Dai Chikamatsu Zenshu"), a 12-print series.
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 scarf and kimono; silver metallic pigments to kimono pattern; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good++. Excellent colors. (Faint scattered spotting--otherwise flawless.) Still in original "presentation folder."
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #138.
Comments 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).
Item # DG-394
Price $575 (Reserved/SF)