Kunichika -- "Cooling Off on the Boat"

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Title "Cooling Off on the Boat"
("Suzumi Bune")
Date April 1878
Series "Mirror of the Flowering of Manners and Customs"
("Kaika Ninjo Kagami")
Publisher Kobayashi Tetsujiro
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe Eizo
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky and water areas, window screen, cartouche, lantern, and face; light "gauffrage" to kimono; amazingly detailed carving of individual hairlines.
Condition Very Good++. Excellent colors. Full, original margins. (Single tiny pin-hole to cartouche; minor marks; light wear; light toning.)
Reference/Illus "Kunichika--Time Present and Time Past, Images of a Forgotten Master"--similar to pl# 20, p60.
Comments Delightful "bijin-ga" image aboard a pleasure-craft, with cloth clutched in teeth and sake dish in hand.
Item # MF-02
Price $425 (OR best offer by 8/05/03)