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Bijin in brown kimono (untitled)

Noguchi Kōgai (active c. 1920s-1930s)

Japanese Color Offset Lithograph

Bijin in Brown Kimono (untitled)

by Igawa Sengai, c. 1915-early 1930s

Noguchi Kōgai (active c. 1920s-1930s)


IHL Cat. #1616

About This Print

This bijin kuchi-e with its characteristic tri-fold, resulting from its insertion into a popular culture magazine (taishū zasshi), either illustrated a story or served as a frontispiece.

About Taishō-Era Bijinga Kuchi-e
Kendall Brown identifies the "golden age" of bijin kuchi-e, illustrations of beautiful women appearing in Taisho-era popular magazines, as the period between 1914 and 1921, with the genre continuing into the 1930s.

For more information on this genre and popular magazines of the period see the article Bijin Kuchi-e and Taisho-Era Popular Magazines on this website. 

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1616
 Title or Description Bijin in brown kimono  (untitled)
 Magazine unknown
 Artist 
 Igawa Sengai (1876-1961)
 Signature 

洗厓

 Seal sealed 洗厓 Sengai (see above)
 Publication Date c. 1915-early 1930s
 Edition 
 Publisher unknown
 Printer unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Miscellaneous 
 Genre bijin kuchi-e
 Format 
 H x W Paper 12 5/16 x 8 3/4 in. (31.3 x 22.2 cm)
 Collections This Print 
 Reference Literature
last revision:
10/6/2020
3/19/2019
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