Kunichika -- "Akashi"

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Title "Akashi" (Chapter 13)
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, netting, and kimono; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Excellent colors.
Very clean front and verso. Margins trimmed. Unbacked.
(Slight wear--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Various images of same series in "Kunichika--Time Present and Time Past, Images of a Forgotten Master."
Comments Delightfully detailed image of a courtesan seen lighting a lantern.
Item # FG-098
Price $475