N.1 kuchi-e woodblock print
Year: 1901
Condition: very good
Size: 30,5 x 22 cm

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Polychrome woodblock print of the kuchi-e (口絵) type taken from vol. 7 n. 15 of the literary magazine Bungei Kurabu (文芸倶楽部) and made by the artist Kajita Hanko (梶田半古) as frontispiece of the novel “Senkintei” (仙錦亭) by the writer Chizuka Reisui (遅塚麗水). We see depicted a bijin (美人) beauty arranging her hairstyle, bent over a well in a garden with autumn colors.

Kajita Hanko (1870 – 1917), husband of the female author Kitada Usurai (北田薄氷), was a unique hanga (版画) artist in the golden age of kuchi-e prints. He introduced, in fact, in the genre a fresh and richly emotional humanity.

The print on Japanese washi paper (和紙), edited in November 1901 by the Hakubunkan (博文館) publishing house, despite the right signs of aging is in very good condition.