Bijin holding a comb amidst falling cherry blossoms (untitled)

Igawa Sengai (1876-1961)

 Japanese Color Offset Lithograph

Bijin Holding a Comb Amidst Falling Cherry Blossoms (untitled)

by Kondō Shiun, c. 1915-early 1930s

Ichikawa Sanshō in the role of Soga Gorō in the Play Uirō from the series Collection of Creative Print Portraits by Shunsen

IHL Cat. #1795

About This Print

This kuchi-e with its characteristic tri-fold from being inserted in a book or magazine either illustrated a story or served as a promotional frontispiece. 

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 #1795
 Title or Description Bijin holding a comb under amidst falling cherry blossoms (untitled)
 Magazine or Novel unknown
 Kondō Shiun (fl. c. 1915– 1940)


 Seal sealed 紫雲 Shiun (see above)
 Publication Date c. 1915-early 1930s
 Publisher unknown
 Printer unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - toning and uneven trimming
 Genre bijin kuchi-e
 H x W Paper 11 7/8 x 8 9/16 in. (30.2 x 21.7 cm)
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