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Woman with letter (untitled)

Noguchi Kōgai (active c. 1920s-1930s)

Japanese Color Offset Lithograph

Woman with Letter (untitled)

by Noguchi Kōgai, c. 1920-early 1930s

Noguchi Kōgai (active c. 1920s-1930s)


IHL Cat. #1628

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 #1628
 Title or Description Woman with Letter (untitled)
 notation on verso with name of artist 野口紅厓 on left and unread characters, possibly title of the print, in the right column.

 Magazine unknown
 Artist 
 Noguchi Kōgai (c. 1899-1930s)
 Signature 
紅厓 Kōgai
 Seal sealed 紅厓 Kōgai (see above)
 Publication Date c. 1920-early 1930s
 Edition 
 Publisher unknown
 Printer unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Miscellaneous 
 Genre bijin kuchi-e
 Format 
 H x W Paper 8 1/2 x 5 9/16 in. (21.6 x 14.1 cm)
 Collections This Print 
 Reference Literature
last revision:
10/8/2020
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