NAKAJIMA -- "Love Letter"

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Artist Kiyoshi NAKAJIMA
(1943-??, active mid-1960's)
Title "Love Letter"
Date ca1960's/70's
Series From a small series of "bijin-ga" images of a pensive young woman seen outdoors.
Publisher Kyoto Hanga-In
(Kyoto, 1935-88)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/4 x 16 3/4
("dai-oban," large oban)
Impression Very Fine. Falling flower petals and kimono's pattern nicely over-printed with silver "mica" highlights; light "gauffrage" (embossing)
to red "obi" and sheets of letter; highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines.
Condition Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A young beauty reads a love letter under a shower of falling flower blossoms. Nakajima's prints are seldom encountered outside of Japan.
Item # DG-421
Price $1150 (Sold/XL)