ISHIKAWA -- Heroine Toragozen

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Artist ISHIKAWA, Toraji (1875-1964)
Title "Heroine Toragozen" ("Tora - Dai Chikamatsu Zenshu")
Date ca1923-26.
Series "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu" ("Dai Chikamatsu Zenshu")
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 3/4 to 14 3/4 (plus wide margins).
Impression Fine. Nicely done "bokashi" shading; extensive "gauffrage" to kimono's pattern and "cheese-cloth" pattern to print's entire background; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. (Light toning; minor marks and wear.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments An unusual bijin-ga image, from the supplement of "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu" ("Dai Chikamatsu Zenshu"), Oiso no Tora (later Tora Gozen) in the play, "Soga." Ishikawa is well-known for his 1934 series of 10 nudes.
Item # JS-1892
Price $125