Customs of Young Women: Beauty of the Fifteenth Year of Meiji : Light Snow
(Meiji Jugonen dai bijin fuzoku: Usuyuki)
signed at lower right corner, Mo Taiso oh i, Kiyokata (copied after the inspiration of Master Taiso, by Kiyokata) with artist's red square seal (unread), the artist's name on the bottom margin at left, Kaburagi Kiyokata ga, the title Usuyuki at the center, and with the series title to the right Meiji jugo nendai bijin fuzoku (Meiji 15 , Customs of a Beauty of 1882), with publisher's information on the left margin, Jiji Shinpo, Sokan gojunen kinen furoku (Jiji Shinpo, 50th Commemoration Supplement), ca. 1932
oban tate-e 15 1/4 by 10 3/8 in., 38.8 by 26.5 cm
This print was published as a kuchi-e (frontispiece) for the novel Usuyuki in 1931, and again a year later as part of an insert comemorating the 50th anniversay of the Jiji Shinpo (Current Events) newspaper which was established in 1882, the same year this beauty represents.
Nanako Yamada, Survey of Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints, 2005, p. 256, no. 020J029
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