||"Cat and Lantern"
(later "re-strike," ca1980's).
||Uchida Bijutsu Hangashi (Kyoto)
||KUWANA Masazo/MIYAMURA Katsumi
||10 5/8 x 16 ("dai-oban")
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to lantern and "illuminated" background; areas of "gauffrage"
(embossing); very fine carving (cat's hair).
||Excellent. Strong colors.
(No flaws noted.)
||A delightful image of a playful kitten who has chased a small mouse into hiding inside this paper lantern.
(Printed from superbly and accurately re-cut blocks after WWII; this print was originally exhibited at
the First Japanese National Fine Arts Exhibition in 1886.) A superb example showing the "mastery of light"
for which Kiyochika is so well known.
||Available SOON, Inquire;
JS-2287 Sold--ES; JS-2174 Sold)