Meiji prints

  Design: Terasaki Kōgyō (1866-1919)  
  Title: Sea-bathing beauty  
  Size: 33.7 x 23.0 cm  
  Posthumous printing from newly carved blocks    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Kogyo Sea-bathing beauty


Originally published by Hakubunkan in 1903 as a kuchi-e in the magazine Bungei Kurabu, vol. 9, no. 10. Published later, this reprint lacks the two folds normally found in traditional kuchi-e prints.

Artist’s signature in right print area:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
gyō occupation Kōgyō

Followed by red artist seal in which the kanji read:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
san mountain Sōzan (or Shūzan)

As mentioned on the accompanying folder, the title of the print is:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
bi beautiful  
jin person  
no ’s  
kai sea  
sui water  
yoku bathe Sea-bathing beauty


Provenance: Seller mankai8882002 on Buyee

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