SHIMAZAKI Ryuu -- "Java Sparrow" (#2)

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Artist SHIMAZAKI, Ryuu (1865-1937)
Title "Java Sparrow" ("Buncho")
Date c1912
Series "Bungei Kurabu" (literary magazine) vol.18, no.3.
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 3/4 x 11 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to lower kimono and red lining; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Very Good+++. Strong colors. (Minor light soiling; two folds typical of all "kuchi-e".)
Reference/Illus Merritt's "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints" #6.2. See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments This kimono-clad young bijin is seen offering a leaf to her cagged white java sparrow; such birds are often kept as pets in Japan.
Item # JS-1961
Price $165 (Sold)