Chapter 41: Wizard
By Toyohara Kunichika
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Medium: woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e, woodblock
Edition size: n/a
Sheet size: 35.9 x 24.2 cm
Price: $700 (excl. taxes)
From series "Fifty-Four Modern Feelings (Matched with the Fifty-Four Chapters of Genji)" a beauty sits on an open verandah on a rainy night, she holds a summertime uchiwa fan in one hand, before her is a tobacco set; unsigned (a rare oversight by the block carvers), on the left margin Tsuji ka (moon/month sun/day)- with the addition of three strokes the second character could become mi, for tsukimi (moon viewing), followed by publisher's address, Hongin-cho, Ni-chome, Juni-dachi (Hongin town, 2nd district, 12th section), his name, Takegawa Seikichi, and carver's mark Hori Gin, ca. 1884.
oban tate-e 35.9 x 24.2 cm.