Toshikata: Beauty with umbrella
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Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)
A Meiji-era beauty under her fashionable western-style umbrella. She is holding a bouquet of iris flowers. In the mist behind her the pagoda of a temple with some graves.
Untitled (Yumegatari - the Dream)
Kuchi-e (frontispiece) for the novel "Yumegatari", from the literary magazine "Bungei Kurabu".
Publisher: Hakubunkan, Tokyo
Date: Meiji 34 (1901)
Size: Horizontal Aiban, 22.2 x 30.3 cm (overall)
Excellent impression and colours, with lustre printing. A few weak creases and folds and the two typical vertical kuchi-e folds. Overall very good condition.
Cf. National Library of Australia, Digital Collection, Clough Collection of kuchie, No. 5744678.
Literature: Helen Merritt / Nanako Yamada, Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints, Honolulu 2000.