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Toshikata Mizuno 1866-1908 - Courtesan - Beauty and Lotus Flowers
Toshikata Mizuno, 1866-1908
Toshikata Mizuno studied the art of woodblock making with Taiso Yoshitoshi from the early age of 13, later Japanese style painting with Watanabe Shotei. At the age of 20 he became a porcelain painter. He later worked as an illustrator and print maker. Toshikata Mizuno produced many Sino-Japanese war prints. Other preferred subjects were beautiful women, children and kuchi-e.
Biography Toshikata Mizuno
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||Courtesan - Beauty and Lotus Flowers|
||Toshikata Mizuno 1866-1908 |
||A beauty sits next to a window, enjoying the outside scenery. Lotus flowers were depicted on the background.
Frontispiece illustration for the novel "Keisei" ("Courtesan"), published in the popular literary magazine in Meiji era, Bungei Kurabu Vol. 6, No. 10.
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||Very good ... Shomen-zuri patterns on her hair. Silver colored metallic pigment.|
||Very good ... Nominal toning. Nominally creased and soiled. Several ink specks. Two vertical folds usual for kuchi-e.|
||11.7 inches = 29.8 cm|
||8.8 inches = 22.3 cm|
||Merritt, Helen; Nanako Yamada, "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints: Reflections of Meiji Culture", Honolulu; University of Hawaii Press, 2000, ISBN 0-8248-2073-8, - Kuchi-e and Meiji society explained.|
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