Recut and republished colour woodblock print by Terasaki Kogyo 寺崎広業 (1866–1919).
Title: 'Bijin no kaisuiyoku' 美人の海水浴 (Sea-Bathing Beauty).
Publisher: Soudosha Publishers, Tokyo.
Page size; 40.5 x 27 cm.
Print size: 34 x 23.9 cm.
Published in 1977 (Showa 52).
Limited edition of 980 copies.
Originally published as a kuchi-e frontispiece in the literary magazine Bungei kurabu 文芸倶楽部 (Literary Club), vol. 9, no 10.
Published by Hakubunkan 博文館新社, Tokyo, in 1902 (Meiji 35).
The kucki-e introduced no specific literary work.
The print is depicted as a kuchi-e and discussed in Helen Merritt/Nanako Yamada: Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints Reflections of Meiji Culture, p. 177.
Condition: page with minor dog-ears at the top corners of the margins and slightly crumpled at the edges. The paper at the back of the page has very minor damage at the left margin.
The woodblock print is in good condition.
The lot will be packaged with care and shipped insured with a Track & Trace code.
- Woodblock print (reprint)
- Ink, Paper
- 1977 (Showa 52)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Terasaki Kogyo (1866-1919)
- Theme/ depiction
- Bijin, Bather, Sea
- Title of artwork
- “Bijin no kaisuiyoku” 美人の海水浴 (Sea-Bathing Beauty)
- Good condition, see description
- 40.5×27×0.1 cm