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Strolling through a Garden Kuchi-e Print, circa 1909 by Suzuki Kason (1860 - 1919)

Item Number: 875529

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Meiji Era, 1868 - 1912
Item Number: 875529
 
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Strolling through a Garden Kuchi-e Print, circa 1909 by Suzuki Kason (1860 - 1919)

Original Suzuki Kason (1860 - 1919) Japanese Woodblock Print
Strolling through a Garden Kuchi-e Print, circa 1909

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 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 - Lovely kuchi-e scene of a beauty strolling through a garden among colorful blossoms and delicate grasses, a Western style umbrella over her shoulder. She wears a blue kimono line with pink, tied with a butterfly pattern obi. A beautiful design with fresh color and a fine composition.

Artist - Suzuki Kason (1860 - 1919)
Image Size - 11 3/8" x 8 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Faint horizontal folds. Slight toning, a couple light creases at edges. Please see photos for details.


Strolling through a Garden Kuchi-e Print, circa 1909 by Suzuki Kason (1860 - 1919)

Strolling through a Garden Kuchi-e Print, circa 1909 by Suzuki Kason (1860 - 1919)

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