GOYO -- "Girl Holding Lipstick" (#3)

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Title "Girl Holding Lipstick"
("Benifude moteru onna")
Date ca1980
Series na
Publisher Yuyudo Publisher
Seal, Carver/Printer KOIKE Shigeru/SHINMI Saburo
Image Size 10 1/4 x 15
Impression Very Fine.
Sumptuous soft yellow "mica" background; metallic gold highlights to collar; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to collar and birds; skillful "bokashi" shading to face; highly detailed carving.
Condition Pristine. Still in original "presentation folder."
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #18. Blair's "Toledo Museum 1930 Exhibition," plate #4.
Comments Portrait of Maiko Chiyo of Gion District, Kyoto.
Item # DG-716
Price $475 (Sold/KB)