||Dealer contact--from an exceptional private collection.
||A Supplement of "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu" (12-print series)
("Dai Chikamatsu Zenshu")
||Yamagishi Kazue/Nishimura Kumakichi (both artisans produced the entire 12-print series)
||10 5/8 x 15 3/8
(plus wide margins)
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to scarf and kimono;
light "gauffrage" to kimono; highly detailed carving.
||Excellent. Excellent colors. Very clean front and verso.
||"The Female Image," Plate #138.
||Part of a 12-print series of prints (each done by a different artist) published c1922/23;
all were carved by Yamagishi Kazue and printed by Nishimura Kumakichi.
For a further discussion of this series, see "The New Wave - Prints from the Robert O.
Muller Collection" (page 168).
(Most "Chikamatsu" prints are found badly spotted or toned--these are in very fine condition.)