Lantern Kuchi-e Print, 1910

by Toshimine (1863 - 1934)

Current Status

Bid Information

PLACE A BID
 
 
Hurry! Option to buy now ends if any bid is placed.
 
You must be signed in to add items to your watchlist Add to watch list    
Lantern Kuchi-e Print, 1910 by Toshimine (1863 - 1934)

Original Toshimine (1863 - 1934) Japanese Woodblock Print
Lantern Kuchi-e Print, 1910

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 typcially have one or two vertical folds, because of their insertion in a magazine or book as an illustrative print.

Much interest has been generated in the subject since the publication in 2000 of Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada's groundbreaking book, "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints: Reflections of Meiji Culture." Kuchi-e prints have become highly sought after and collected by the serious collector.

Comments - Charming illustration for the novel "Tourou," which means lantern in Japanese. A young beauty passes by a doorway with a softly colored lantern hung outside, the paper trim swaying in the cool evening breeze. She wears a red kimono patterned with swirls and bordered with a blue tied-dyed design, tied with a checked obi in silver mica. An attractive design with the colorful kimono and lantern providing a nice contrast to the muted gray evening sky.

Artist - Toshimine (1863 - 1934)

Image Size - 11 1/2" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Horizontal folds. Small thinning spot, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Lantern Kuchi-e Print, 1910 by Toshimine (1863 - 1934)
Lantern Kuchi-e Print, 1910 by Toshimine (1863 - 1934)

Bid on this Item

 
 
**The Fuji Arts Bid Agent will bid incrementally on your behalf up to your maximum bid -your maximum bid is kept secret from other users. The term for this is proxy bidding.

Buy this Item

 
Hurry! Option to buy now ends if any bid is placed.

Auction Rules and guidelines

This Auction Falls Under Our Standard Auction Rules and Guidelines

If you are a new bidder, please read the Rules and Guidelines page before bidding.