TERASAKI Kyogo -- "Sea-Bathing Beauty" (#3)

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Artist TERASAKI, Kyogo
Title "Sea-Bathing Beauty"
("Bijin no Kaisuiyoku")
Date ca1940/50's
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via dealer contact).
Series na
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 9 x 13 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; crisp "key-lines," highly detailed printing.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors.
Very clean front/verso.
(Found side-tipped in original folder.)
Reference/Illus Merritt's "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints" #6.33
Comments A Showa-era (mid-1900's) re-strike of Kyogo's original 1903 "kuchi-e" image. A vonderful design--arguably the "most recognizable" kuchi-e ever designed. Compare to 1903 original. Not often seen.
Item # EG-729
Price $425 (Sold/RS/j52)