||"The Heroine Matsukaze"
||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 14 5/8 ("dai-oban")
||Very Fine. Nicely done "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading throughout print; light "gauffrage" to mermaid and
rocks; overprinted with small areas of white "gofun" (white pigment); detailed carving.
||Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning--finest copy
we've even encountered.)
||Illustrated in "The Female Image" (page 203).
||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"
(Most "Chikamatsu" prints are found badly spotted or toned--these are in very fine condition.)