YAMAKAWA, Shuho -- "Dusk"

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Artist YAMAKAWA, Shuho
Title "Dusk"
Date 1928 (Early edition.)
Series "Four Images of Women"
("Fujo Yon-dai")
Publisher Bijutsusha
(Tokyo, 1920's/30's)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to face, hair and fan; shimmering silver "mica" background; deep "gauffrage"
(embossing) to ribs of fan; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. Clean front and verso. (A few tiny marks; very slight wear--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #155.
Comments Clothed in a light blue summer kimono, this pensive beauty cools herself with a hand-held fan. One of Shuho's few early bijin-ga designs.
Item # DG-441
Price $1250 (Sold/SF)