MIZUNO Toshikata -- "Viewing Chrysanthemums"

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Artist MIZUNO, Toshikata
Title "Viewing Chrysanthemums"
Date 1902
Series "Bungei Kurabu" (Vol.8, No.12)
(literary magazine)
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 3/4 x 11 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; "burnishing" ("shomen-zuri") to black hair areas; highly detailed, crisp lines.
Condition Very Good. Strong colors.
(Light staining; few scattered marks. Two folds typical of all "kuchi-e".)
Reference/Illus See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments A girl placing a chrysanthemum flower into her hair ornament. This well-known design was selected for the cover of the Merritt's reference book "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints--Reflections of Meiji Culture".
Item # EG-335
Price $195 (Sold/MRC)