© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Catalog Number: CH0117-164
FOUR ORIGINAL WOODBLOCK PRINTS BY TOMIOKA EISEN 富岡永洗 (1864 - 1905)
Kuchi-e
Japan
Published around 1900. Signature and seal of artist.
22,3 x 30,5 CM, 22,1 x 29 CM, 22 x 31 CM, 22,3 x 30,1 CM, 21,9 x 30,2 CM

KUCHI-E, literally “mouth pictures“, were created at the end of the 19th, beginning 20th century by many woodblock print artists as frontispieces for novels, literary magazines and sequel stories. These kuchi-e reflect the romantic depiction of idealized female figures of jukiyo-e. Stylistic elements of Western painting, whose influence increased beginning in the Meiji Period, led to a realistic and painterly style of the graphic content. Kuchi-e are measured 22 x 29 cm on average. Many kuchi-e fascinate with their exceptional and sophisticated print quality: Blind embossing, metal powder, lacquer effects - all refinements of the Japanese art of printing were utilized.

Expertise:
Günter Müller

From an old Viennese Collection

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