Auction Catalog: Robert O. Muller Collection - 1005 Archive
Toshikata Mizuno 1866-1908 - Beauty Sketching Outdoor - Bijin no Kogai Shasei
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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||Beauty Sketching Outdoor - Bijin no Kogai Shasei|
||Toshikata Mizuno 1866-1908 |
||"Bijin no Kogai Shasei". A beauty is drawing sketches outdoor. Illustration for a novel in Bungei Kurabu Vol.9, No.9.
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 (Toshikata).|
||Very good ... Light colored red transfer ink stains on the left area. Two vertical folds usual for kuchi-e. Lightly creased.|
||12.0 inches = 30.6 cm|
||8.8 inches = 22.3 cm|
||Small and medium-sized prints (90% of all Japanese prints)..
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