TAKEUCHI Keishu -- "A Beauty Hunting Fireflies" (#2)

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Artist TAKEUCHI, Keishu
Title "A Beauty Hunting Fireflies"
("Bijin Bokkei")
Date 1897
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; "burnishing" to hair; light "gauffrage" to ribs of pink fan; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Strong colors.
(Couple tiny marks; slight trimming; light 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 "The magic of chasing fireflies as a child on a hot August night..."
Item # EG-648
Price $265 (Sold/MRC)