Kuchi-e, Original woodblock print - Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908) - Empress Taira no Tokuko (平徳子) frontispiece of the novel "The Jakkoin Temple" (寂光院) - 1901

Description
Kuchi-e, Original woodblock print - Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908) - Empress Taira no Tokuko (平徳子) frontispiece of the novel "The Jakkoin Temple" (寂光院) - 1901
Good condition, see description

Original woodblock print, Kuchi-e - Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908) - Empress Taira no Tokuko (平徳子) frontispiece of the novel "The Jakkoin Temple" (寂光院) - 1901

The Empress Taira no Tokuko (平徳子), depicted here in Heian (平安) style with long black hair falling on a magnificent junihitoe (十二単) kimono, became a nun after the death of her five-year-old son in the naval battle of Dannoura (壇ノ浦の戦い). The artist Mizuno Toshikata (水野年方) creates a strong duality with the sumptuousness of the figure in the foreground and, in the background, the simplicity of the ascetic life that she would lead with two other nuns in a hermitage in the northern outskirts of Kyoto (京都).

The kuchi-e (口絵) type woodblock print was made as a frontispiece of the novel entitled "The Jakkoin Temple" (寂光院) by the writer Miyake Seiken (三宅青軒).

The work, printed in 1901 by the Hakubunkan (博文館) publishing house for the vol. 7 n. 3 of the famous literary magazine Bungei Kurabu (文芸倶楽部), despite some small stains is in good condition.

The woodblock print will be well-packaged and shipped by registered mail with a tracking code.

Lot details
Object
Kuchi-e, Original woodblock print
Technique
Woodblock print
Material
Washi paper
Period
1901
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)
Attribution
Original
Theme/ depiction
Empress
Title of artwork
Empress Taira no Tokuko (平徳子) frontispiece of the novel "The Jakkoin Temple" (寂光院)
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
22×30×0 cm
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