Toshikata: Spring SeaToshikata: Spring Sea
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Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)

A Meiji period girl collecting sea shells at the sea shore during springtime.

Untitled (Haru no Umi – Spring Sea)

Seal: Toshikata

Kuchi-e (frontispiece woodblock print), published in the magazine „Bungei Kurabu“

Publisher: Hakubunkan, Tokyo

Date: 1905

Size: Vertical Aiban, 31,2 x 22 cm

Fine print with very good coulours and silvery glimmer. Light small stains, tiny bit wrinkled and two, barely visible, horizontal folds (common with kuchi-e), altogether very good condition.

Cf.: National Library of Australia, Digital Collection, Clough Collection of kuchi-e, No. 5744671. Ill. also in Helen Merritt u. Nanako Yamada, Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints, Honolulu 2000, pl. 6.3