Katsuko -- "Taisho Ro-ma -- Purple Kimono"
(Original Painting)

(Click HERE for additional image)
Artist Katsuko (dates unknown)
Title "Taisho Ro-ma, Purple Kimono"
("Taisho Romance")
Date ca1920/30's
(clearly on "old paper")
Provenance Purchased via Japanese dealer contact.
Series na
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer Original painting on paper.
Penciled "Katsuko" seal.
Image Size 6 3/4 x 8 3/4 (plus margins)
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed by hand and very nicely detailed.
An original (one-of-a-kind) "bijin-ga" design executed in sumi and color pigments on "old paper."
Condition Nearly Excellent.
(Age-mellowed paper; a few scattered marks.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A charmingly beautiful "bijin-ga" design, hand-painted onto age-mellowed "old paper."
My Japanese wife immediately refered to these beauty images as "Taisho Ro-ma"
(or "Taisho romance").
Item # EG-593
Price $165