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||TAKANE, Koko (or Koji)
||"A Cuckoo" ("Hototogisu")
(aka: "Girl and Lantern")
||Undated, but ca1930's.
(Tokyo publisher, c1930-55)
||MAEDA, Kentaro/ONO, Hikojiro
||9 5/8 x 15
||Very Fine. Splendidly executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to lantern, face/hand, kimono's colors,
and background; extensive "gauffrage" to kimono's brown area; some "burnishing" to lower hair area; highly
detailed carving of individual hair-lines. (Several natural "paper fibers" in face area.)
||Nearly Excellent. (Very slight wear.)
||One of the splendid "bijin-ga" designs of the "shin-hanga" period--a young beauty seen before a Japanese
lantern ("andon") as she listens intently to the distant call of a cuckoo. A rarely see print.
||Special $520 SOLD