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Shoso Mishima 1856-1928 - Cooling off on Veranda
Shoso Mishima, 1856-1928
Shoso Mishima was one of the active Kuchi-e artists. He was a student of Kikuchi Yosai. His Kuchi-e prints were published in the magazine 'Bungei kurabu'. Birds and flower prints and paintings were other themes of the artist. Shoso Mishima was known to posess a Sharaku print collection. It was destroyed when his house burned down.
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||Cooling off on Veranda|
||Shoso Mishima 1856-1928 |
||Beauty is cooling off on a Veranda after a bath.
>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.
||Very good ... Silver colored metallic pigment.|
||Very good ...Paper toned. Slight foxing. Top and bottom
areas are lightly creased. Two
horizontal folds usual for kuchi-e.|
||8.9 inches = 22.5 cm|
||12.4 inches = 31.5 cm|
||Merritt, Helen; Nanako Yamada, "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints: Reflections of Meiji Culture", Honolulu; University of Hawaii Press, 2000, ISBN 0-8248-2073-8, - |
||Small and medium-sized prints (90% of all Japanese prints)..
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