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Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)
A young lady embroidering, dressed in fashionable checkered Meisen(Ikat)-Kimono. In the background a man in a western suit, carrying a leather bag and an umbrella, is waiting in front of a lattice door which is opened by an old lady.
Signature: Ôju Toshikata e
Seal: Shô, Setsu
Kuchi-e (frontispiece woodblock print) for the novel „Moshiya zôshi“, written by the famous writer and statesman Fukuchi Ôchi (Gen’ichirô) (1841-1906)
Publisher: Shun’yôdô, Tokyo
Size: Horizontal Aiban, 22,7 x 28 cm
Very good impression and colours, with burnishing and embossed printing. With vertical centerfold (common with kuchi-e), paper slightly toned due to age, altogether in very good condition.
Cf.: National Library of Australia, Digital Collection, Clough Collection of kuchie, No. 5744755.