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Tiger Painting - Kuchi-e

Toshikata Mizuno 1866-1908

Toshikata Mizuno 1866-1908


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.

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Tiger Painting - Kuchi-e

Toshikata Mizuno 1866-1908

A man is contemplating in front of a painting of tiger.
Kuchi-e (frontispiece illustration) was made for the popular literary magazines largely aimed at the female readers in Meiji-Taisho era. They were published by newly established publishers such as Bungei Kurabu, Shunyodo and Suzando.
These publishing companies; among which Chuo-koronsha, Kodansha, Shinchosha still exist; published not only literary subjects but also many different everyday subjects such as cooking, sewing and hobbies as monthly publications.


Artist's seal.


Woodblock print.

Very good.

Very good ... Burnished.

Very good ... Lightly creased. Slight soiling. Slight foxing and other specks. Three vertical folds usual for kuchi-e.

11.6 inches = 29.5 cm

8.7 inches = 22.0 cm

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