January: Playing Cards, 1924 - Lovely shin-hanga portrait of a seated beauty playing a game of cards. She looks down with a somewhat sad expression, seemingly lost in her thoughts as she holds a few cards in her hands. She wears a deep violet kimono patterned with stylized cherry blossoms and pine sprigs over a white under robe. Her hair is pulled softly back into a large bun, adorned with a red lacquer comb and a floral ornament trimmed with short strings of beads. One arm rests atop a large blue and white ceramic basin holding gold fish. This subject appears in Amy Reigle Newland's book "The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties." We rarely see works by this artist.
Publisher - Murakami
Artist - Ikeda Terukata (1883 - 1921)
Image Size - 15 1/8" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Beautifully printed with excellent color and detail as shown. A few minor spots. Please see photos for details. Nice condition overall.
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