Writing a Letter
kuchi-e (woodblock printed frontispiece), published in vol. 14, no. 13 of Bungei Kurabu(popular literary magazine), the pattern on the obi highlighted with mica and the entire white background with karazuri (blind printing) embossed pattern; signed Gekko with artist's seal Gekko, 1908
12 by 8 7/8 in., 30.5 by 22.4 cm
The inset cartouche illustrates a small altar with an ancestral figure and a censor with burning incense.
Nanako Yamada, Mokuhan Kuchi-e (Survey of Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints), 2006, p. 239
(inv. no. C-3268)
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Scholten Japanese Art
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