TERASAKI Kyogo -- "Sea-Bathing Beauty" + Novel

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Artist TERASAKI, Kyogo (1866-1919)
Title "Sea-Bathing Beauty" ("Bijin no Kaisuiyoku") + Novel
Date 1903
Series "Bungei Kurabu" (literary magazine)
vol.9, no.10
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 3/4 x 12 3/8; novel itself measures 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 x approx 250 pgs.
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed and extensive "bokashi" shading (including face, arms and legs); light "gauffrage" to straw hat; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors--rare, variant colors to swimsuit. (Light soiling; and two folds typical of all "kuchi-e". Light wear to novel itself.)
Reference/Illus Merritt's "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints" #6.33
Comments Arguably the "most recognizable" kuchi-e ever designed. Print still attached inside original novel (some wear)--also contains about a dozen various single-color landscapes and women print.
Item # MF-04
Price $475 (Sold)