||"The Heroine Osai"
||A Supplement of "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu"
a 12-print series
("Dai Chikamatsu Zenshu").
||Yamagishi Kazue/Nishimura Kumakichi (both artisans produced the entire 12-print series)
||9 1/2 x 12 7/8
(plus wide margins)
||Very Fine. Nicely done "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to face, kimono, and background; detailed carving.
(Tiny spot edge of face; light toning; slight wear.)
||Illustrated in "The Female Image," p.95, pl.122.
||Part of a 12-print series of prints (each done by a different artist) published c1922/23; all were carved by Yamagishi Kazue and printed by Nishimura Kumakichi. For a further discussion of this series, see "The New Wave - Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection" (page 168).
($650 if perfect)