YAMAMURA -- Maiko of Kyoto

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Artist YAMAMURA Koka (Toyonari) (1886-1942)
Title "Maiko (Apprentice Geisha in Kyoto)" ("Maiko")
Date 1924 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's)
Series na
Publisher Ishukankokai
Seal, Carver/Printer Ito Susumu/Uchikawa Matashiro; watermark
Image Size 10 1/2 x 16 1/8 (plus wide margins, 13 x 19 overall)
Impression Very fine. Overprinted hairlines; superb "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading; silver metallic pigments to hairpieces and gold metallics to kimono; on sumptuous soft silver "mica" background.
Condition Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," pg 90, pl #113.
Comments "Bijin-ga" artist and student of Gekko. Re-strike published as small/immediately sold out edition (100 copies) in the mid-1980's by Ishukankokai Publisher of Tokyo (with red "moneybag" seal).
Item # JS-1365
Price $775