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Genta by Tsukioka Koun (active circa 1900)

Original Tsukioka Koun (active circa 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print

Series; Pictures of Dances

Pictures of Dances - Charming print from an 1899 series by Meiji artist Tsukioka Koun illustrating a variety of dances. These attractive designs feature colorful figures set against more subdued backgrounds, focusing attention on the characters while suggesting a setting. The title cartouche of each print has a different embossed pattern in the background. Beautifully drawn and printed with fine line work and detail, including soft bokashi shading. Some prints feature additional embossing in the subject or accents of mica or metallic pigment. A rarely seen series.

Special detail - Embossed waves on the light blue areas of the coat, embossed geometric pattern on the tan under robe.

Artist - Tsukioka Koun (active circa 1900)

Image Size - 12 7/8" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. A couple wormholes in margin, repaired. A couple light creases.

Genta by Tsukioka Koun (active circa 1900)
Genta by Tsukioka Koun (active circa 1900)

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