TAKEUCHI Keishu -- "Beauty Playing with Kitten"

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Artist TAKEUCHI, Keishu
Title "Beauty Playing with Kitten"
Date 1912
Series "Bungei Kurabu" (literary magazine) vol.18, no.12.
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 7 7/8 x 11 5/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to hand-held fan and kimono; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Very Good++. Excellent colors. (Light toning; few scattered marks; slight creasing; paper residues verso corners.) Two folds typical of all "kuchi-e".
Reference/Illus Merritt's "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints." See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments A colorful image of a seated beauty playing with her pet kitten. Book illustration for a novel "Sabishiki Yube" in Bungei Kurabu magazine.
Item # FG-056
Price $175