TAKEUCHI Keishu -- "Carp Banner"

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Artist TAKEUCHI, Keishu
Title "Carp Banner" (given name)
Date 1908
Series "Bungei Kurabu" literary magazine, vol.3, no.10
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 7 3/4 x 10 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed and extensive "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to wind-sock; highly detailed lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Excellent colors.
(Couple "soft creases" lower/left corner; slight wear.) Two folds typical of all "kuchi-e".
Reference/Illus Merritt's "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints" #4.2. See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments A delightfully charming image of mother and baby viewing a carp-shaped wind-sock.
A seldom seen design.
Item # EG-644
Price $285 (Sold/MRC)