Drastic Price Reduction Moved to Clearance, Act Fast!

by Tomioka Eisen (1864 - 1905)

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Drastic Price Reduction Moved to Clearance, Act Fast! by Tomioka Eisen (1864 - 1905)

Original Tomioka Eisen (1864 - 1905) Japanese Woodblock Print
Drastic Price Reduction Moved to Clearance, Act Fast!

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The Kuchi-e Tradition - Kuchi-e prints are woodblock frontispiece illustrations used in the publication of Japanese novels and magazines around the turn of the 20th century. Most kuchi-e prints were illustrations of bijin and continued the tradition of idealized beauties in Japanese art. The subjects, however, have a decidedly Meiji era feel about them and reflect the artistic movement towards more western design. Kuchi-e prints typically have one or two folds because of their use.

Much interest has been generated in the subject since the publication of Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada's book, "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints: Reflections of Meiji Culture." Kuchi-e prints have become highly sought after and collected by the serious collector.

Comments - Unusual kuchi-e image of a young beauty trying to restrain the potter Wankyu Kyuemon who seems to rather dazed, stumbling along with his hands thrown out at his sides, his hair disheveled. A worried expression on her face, the young woman ducks as she takes hold of one arm, her other hand on his leg. Wankyu Kyuemon tricked an elderly potter into telling him the secret for producing gold-painted porcelain, which he then began to make himself to even greater acclaim. After the elderly potter was executed for revealing a trade secret, Kyuemon went mad with guilt. An expressive design for the novel "Wankyu Monogatari" (The Story of Wankyu Kyuemon).

Artist - Tomioka Eisen (1864 - 1905)

Image Size - 8 5/8" x 11 5/8"

Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Vertical folds, fold along corner. Creasing. Please see photos for details.

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- Prints that have moved through our auctions and are ready to go below cost.
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- Prints with condition issues.

Prints are identified as original or reprint, and artist information is offered when known. We include excellent photos of each print, as well as a brief condition report.

While you're shopping, keep in mind that some condition issues could simply be framed out, some could be easily repaired, and others just allow you to enjoy owning a 19th century original at a bargain price. Of course, many prints are in excellent condition, just needing to be cleared out.

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Drastic Price Reduction Moved to Clearance, Act Fast! by Tomioka Eisen (1864 - 1905)
Drastic Price Reduction Moved to Clearance, Act Fast! by Tomioka Eisen (1864 - 1905)

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