Toyohara Kunichika


Fifty-Four Modern Feelings (Matched with the Fifty-Four Chapters of Genji): Chapter 41: Wizard
(Genji gojuyonjo: dai yonjunichi go, Maboroshi)

a beauty sits on an open verandah on a rainy night, she holds a summertime uchiwa fan in one hand, before her is a tobacco set; unsigned (a rare oversight by the block carvers), on the left margin Tsuji ka (moon/month sun/day)- with the addition of three strokes the second character could become mi, for tsukimi (moon viewing), followed by publisher's address, Hongin-cho, Ni-chome, Juni-dachi (Hongin town, 2nd district, 12th section), his name, Takegawa Seikichi<i>, and carver's mark Hori Gin, ca. 1884

oban tate-e 35.9 x 24.2 cm.

price: $700


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July 10, 2020

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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