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Takeuchi Keishû (1861-1942)

Young beauty playing with a hagoita New Year’s traditional battledore game.

Seal: Takeuchi Keishû

Publisher: Bungei Kurabu

Date: 1901

Size: 22,3 x 29,2 cm

Kuchi-e (frontispiece woodblock print). From: Bungei Kurabu, vol. 8, No 1.

Very good impression and colours, with glossy overprint and relief printing. Not mounted. A few weak creases, a small spot, and two vertical folds, as usual for Kuchi-e. All in all in a very good condition.

Lit.: Merritt/Yamada, Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints, Honolulu, 2000.