Original kuchi-e coloured woodblock print by Tomioka Eisen 富岡永洗 (1864–1905)
Frontispiece illustration for an issue of the Bungei Kurabi 文芸倶楽部 magazine (Literary Club).
Title: Deserter (Dassōhei)
Publisher: Hakubunkan, Tokyo
Meiji 32 (1899)
Beautiful print, with shomen-zuri in the black hairstyle.
The woodblock print on thin Japanese washi paper, with 2 slight vertical creases, is in very good condition.
The woodblock print will be packaged with care and shipped insured with Track & Trace.
'Kuchi-e are frontispieces of books, especially woodblock printed frontispieces for Japanese romance novels and literary magazines published from the 1890s to the 1910s.
They usually portrayed women and were bounded into the book's spine or inserted into literary magazines to give readers a sense of what type of stories were to unfold. ..
Most measured either 22 x 30 cm or 14 x 20 cm, the former being folded in thirds, and the latter being folded in half.' (Wikipedia)
- Kuchi-e, Original woodblock print
- Ink, Paper
- 1899 (Meiji 32)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Tomioka Eisen (1864-1905)
- Theme/ depiction
- bijin, samurai and artisan
- Title of artwork
- Deserteur (Dassōhei)
- Very good condition, see description
- 22.2×29.8×0.1 cm