||"The Heroine Matsukaze"
||Supplement of "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu"
("Dai Chikamatsu Zenshu"),
a 12-print series.
||Yamagishi Kazue/Nishimura Kumakichi (both artisans produced the entire 12-print series)
||10 5/8 x 14 5/8 ("dai-oban")
||Very Fine. Nicely done "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading throughout print; light "gauffrage" to mermaid and
rocks; overprinted with small areas of white "gofun" (white pigment); detailed carving.
||Very Good++. (Light/moderate toning; light soiling and wear to edges.)
||Illustrated in "The Female Image" (page 203).
||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).