Bijin bowed in prayer (untitled)

Igawa Sengai (1876-1961)
 

 Japanese Offset Color Lithograph

Bijin Bowed in Prayer (untitled)

by Kondō Shiun, c . 1915-early 1930s

Ichikawa Sanshō in the role of Soga Gorō in the Play Uirō from the series Collection of Creative Print Portraits by Shunsen


IHL Cat. #1797

About This Print

This kuchi-e with its characteristic tri-fold from being inserted in a book or magazine either illustrated a story or served as a promotional 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 #1797
 Title or Description Bijin bowed in prayer  (untitled)
 Magazine or Novel unknown
 Artist 
 Kondō Shiun (fl. c. 1915– 1940)
 Signature 

紫雲

 Seal sealed 紫雲 Shiun (see above)
 Publication Date c. 1915-early 1930s
 Edition 
 Publisher unknown
 Printer unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - toning and some soiling
 Miscellaneous 
 Genre bijin kuchi-e 美人雑誌
 Format 
 H x W Paper 11 7/8 x 8 13/16 in. (30.2 x 22.4 cm)
 Collections This Print 
 Reference Literature
last revision:
10/5/2020
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