Kunichika -- "Yugiri" (#3)

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Title "Yugiri" (Chapter 39)
Date 1884
Series "Fifty-four Modern Feelings, Matched with Chapters of Genji" ("Genji Gojuyojo")
Publisher Takegawa Seikichi
Seal, Carver/Printer Carver: Hori Gin (Asai Ginjiro)
Image Size 8 7/8 x 13 5/8
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; visible "woodgrain" to blue/grey background; black lacquer to tall lamp; light "gauffrage" to title cartouch; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Very Good+++. Strong, fresh colors. Partial margins all sides; unbacked.
(Light toning; light wear; few scattered marks.)
Reference/Illus Similar images of same series in "Kunichika--Time Present and Time Past, Images of a Forgotten Master."
Comments Wonderfully "atmospheric" nighttime bijin-ga image.
Item # EG-531
Price $500