Kunichika -- "Azumaya"

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Title "Azumaya" (Chapter 50)
Date 1884
Series "Fifty-four Modern Feelings, Matched with Chapters of Genji" ("Genji Gojuyojo")
Publisher Takegawa Seikichi
Seal, Carver/Printer Carver: Hori Gin (Asai Ginjiro)
Image Size 8 7/8 x 13 5/8
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; light "gauffrage" to title cartouch; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Very Good to Nearly Excellent.
Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. Slightly trimmed margins. Unbacked.
(Light wear; slight rubbing upper/lower right corners; slight color migration; few scattered marks.)
Reference/Illus Similar images of same series in "Kunichika--Time Present and Time Past, Images of a Forgotten Master."
Comments Wonderful wintertime bijin-ga image.
Item # FG-096
Price $425