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Bijin showing a folding screen to reclining man, illustration from an unknown magazine

by Mizuno Toshikata, c. 1896

Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)


IHL Cat. #1713

About This Print

A woodblock-printed kuchi-e from an unknown magazine.  "From the 1890s, working for Hakubunkan, Shun'yōdō, and other publishers, Toshikata designed kuchi-e for many novels by well-known authors of the time... He also designed forty-eight kuchi-e for [the magazine] Bungei kurabu"and other magazines.

1 Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints: Reflections of Meiji Culture, Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada, University of Hawaii Press, 2000, p. 210.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #1713
 Title or Description untitled - Bijin showing a folding screen to a reclining man
 Series
 Artist Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)
 Signature
應需年方絵 ōju Toshikata-e 
 Seal 年方  sealed Toshikata
 Publication Date c. 1896
 Publisher unknown
 Printer

 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - minor offsetting in upper left
 Genre kuchi-e
 Miscellaneous
 Format 
 H x W Paper 
 11 5/8 x 9 9/16 in. (29.5 x 24.3 cm) 
 H x W Image
 11 5/8 x 9 9/16 in. (29.5 x 24.3 cm) 
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