Toyokuni II-- "Bijin in Blue"

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Artist Toyokuni II UTAGAWA (1777-1835)
Title "Bijin in Blue" (given title)
Date c1810's/20's
Series na
Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyudo) (Active c1800-1860's.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/4 x 13 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to lower blue area; light "gauffrage" to above "bat fan-cartouche;" highly detailed carving.
Condition Good++. Strong colors. (Wormage upper left; horizontal centerfold; some minor thinning; soiling and wear.) Unbacked.
Reference/Illus na
Comments A delightfully detailed "bijin-ga" image with three bats seen in the fan-shaped cartouche overhead.
Item # RL-02 (BG-xx)
Price Now $225 (Reserved/HM)
(was $395) (Guaranteed original)