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Notes (1st edition)
Publisher (this edition): Bungei Kurabu Bungei Kurabu Bungei Kurabu Bungei Kurabu
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Title Beauty with Lantern
kuchi-e
Artist Keishu Takeuchi 1861-1942
Seal Artis's seal (Keishu).
Dated Ca. 1900 - 1910s.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Impression Excellent - very good.
Colors Very good burnishing.
Condition Good slightly soiled, creased, three horizontal folds usual for kuchi-e, stains on the left area, a heavy horizontal crease in the middle, a stain on the middle left, not backed.
Description Beauty is holding a hand lantern.
Width Item 8.5 inches = 21.7 cm
Height Item 12.2 inches = 31.1 cm
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Date Sold Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Title Beauty with Lantern
kuchi-e
Artist Keishu Takeuchi 1861-1942
Seal Artis's seal (Keishu).
Dated Ca. 1900 - 1910s.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Impression Very good.
Colors Very good.
Condition Good Lightly wavy and soiled. Backed by a decorative paper. Two horizontal kuchi-e folds and two other horizontal folds.
Description Beauty is holding a hand lantern.
Width Item 8.7 inches = 22.0 cm
Height Item 11.4 inches = 29.0 cm
Width Mat 9.6 inches = 24.5 cm
Height Mat 13.0 inches = 33.0 cm
Saturday, 17 July 2010

Artist - Takeuchi Keishu
Image Size - 12" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with somewhat stiff board. Several fold/crease areas in subject. Some staining at all edges as shown (see photo). Otherwise good.
Title: Beauty with Lantern

Description
A beauty holding a portable lantern is walking in a corridor next to a painted fusuma-screens. The light illuminates her red lipstick with green sheen.
Kuchi-e (frontispiece illustration) was made for the popular literary magazines largely aimed at the female readers in Meiji-Taisho era. They were published by newly established publishers such as Bungei Kurabu, Shunyodo and Suzando. These publishing companies; among which Chuo-koronsha, Kodansha, Shinchosha still exist; published not only literary subjects but also many different everyday subjects such as cooking, sewing and hobbies as monthly publications.

Seal: Artis's seal (Keishu).

Dated: Ca. 1900 - 1910s.

Technique: Woodblock print

Width Item: 8.7 inches = 22.2 cm

Height Item: 12.8 inches = 32.5 cm
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