ISHII -- "Shibaru"

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Artist ISHII, Hakutei
Title "Shibaru"
Date ca1922 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's.)
Series "Twelve Views of Tokyo"
("Tokyo Junkei"), a 12-print series.
Publisher Ishukankokai Publisher
Seal, Carver/Printer Itoh Susumu/Watanabe Yoshiaki; watermarked.
Image Size 10 1/2 x 16 1/4 (plus wide margins)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to inset image; "gauffrage" (embossing) to obi; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. (No flaws noted.) Still in original "presentation folder."
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #5.
Comments One of a 12-print series of prints published 1910/17, as "bijin-ga" images with views of Tokyo insets. "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 # EG-135
Price $675