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Onshi no musume

Noguchi Kōgai (active c. 1920s-1930s)

Japanese Color Offset Lithograph

Onshi no musume (恩師の娘)

by Igawa Sengai, c. 1915-early 1930s

Noguchi Kōgai (active c. 1920s-1930s)

IHL Cat. #1861

About This Print

Having just read the card on the table, she clutches her handkerchief in this illustration for a story titled Onshi no musume (My Teacher's Daughter), as printed in red below the artist's signature and seal, appearing in an unknown magazine. This bijin kuchi-e displays the characteristic tri-fold resulting from its insertion into a popular culture magazine (taishū zasshi).

About Taishō-Era Bijinga Kuchi-e
Kendall Brown identifies the "golden age" of bijin kuchi-e, illustrations of beautiful women appearing in Taisho-era popular magazines, as the period between 1914 and 1921, with the genre continuing into the 1930s.

For more information on this genre and popular magazines of the period see the article Bijin Kuchi-e and Taisho-Era Popular Magazines on this website. 

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1861
 Title or Description
titled 恩師の娘 [Onshi no musume] in upper right-hand corner of print.
 Magazine illustrating the story Onshi no musume in an unknown magazine
 Igawa Sengai (1876-1961)
洗厓 Sengai
 sealed 洗厓 Sengai (see above0
 Publication Date c. 1915-eary 1930s
 Publisher unknown
 Printer unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good
 Genre bijin kuchi-e
 H x W Paper 11 13/16 x 8 3/8 in. (30 x 21.3 cm)
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