IWATA, Sentaro -- "Beauty in Kyoho Era"

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Artist IWATA, Sentaro
(1901-74; active 1930-74)
Title "Beauty in Kyoho Era"
("Iro wa Nioeto")
Date 1973
Series na
Publisher Takamizawa(?)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 10 7/8 x 15 1/4
("dai-oban," large oban)
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to face and background; "gauffrage"
(embossing) to kimono and hair-comb; gold metallic pigments to "obi" at waist; extensive baren "sujizuri" tracings to entire backgroud; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Thin tape residues verso edges; slight age-toning.
No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Clothed in a colorful kimono, this coy beauty is set boldly against a striking golden-yellow "sujizuri-patterned" background.
Item # DG-709
Price $675