Artist: Tsutsui Toshimine
Title: Beneath the flowering cherry
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Saturday, 27 August 2005 Title Beneath Flowers kuchi-e Artist Toshimine Tsutsui 1863-1934 Signature Toshimine Seal artist's seal Dated ca. 1900 - 1910 Technique/Medium Woodblock print Impression excellent - very good Colors very good Condition good … light soil, two horizontal folds usual for kuchi-e, worm tracks (ca. 1 inch long) on the top margin and on the middle right area under the tree trunk, album backing. Description A lady is leaning against a flowering cherry tree. She is wearing interesting mixture of Japanese traditional and Western attire. The typical college student fashion in the late Meiji. Width 8.5 inches = 21.5 cm Height 11.6 inches = 29.5 cm Literature Merritt, Helen; Nanako Yamada, "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints: Reflections of Meiji Culture", Honolulu; University of Hawaii Press, 2000, ISBN 0-8248-2073-8, - pl. 6.18