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COLLECTION OF SEVEN HERBS

COLLECTION OF SEVEN HERBS

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Lot 00439
N.1 kuchi-e woodblock print

Kajita Hanko

COLLECTION OF SEVEN HERBS

Year: 1903
Condition: good
Size: 21,5 x 26 cm

 

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Polychrome woodblock print of the kuchi-e (口絵) type depicting a woman looking at a child walking away towards the sunset and made in 1903 by the artist Kajita Hanko (梶田半古) as a frontispiece of the collection of short stories "Nanakusashu" (七草集), or "Collection of Seven Herbs", by the writer Kusamura Hokusei (草村北星).

Kajita Hanko (1870 - 1917), husband of the female author Kitada Usurai (北田薄氷), was a unique hanga (版画) artist in the golden age of kuchi-e prints. He introduced, in fact, in the genre a fresh and richly emotional humanity.

The print on Japanese washi paper (和紙) published by Kinkodo (金港堂), despite the right signs of aging visible in particular on the margins, is in good general condition.

 

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