Bijin with fan (unread title)

Igawa Sengai (1876-1961)

 Japanese Color Offset Lithograph

Bijin with Fan

(unread title 框茸髢の匂)

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. #1800

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. The title of the print appears in the rectangular cartouche and seems to read 框茸髢の匂.

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 #1800
 Title or Description 
Bijin with fan  (unread title)
 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 excellent - typical tri-fold
 Genre bijin kuchi-e
 H x W Paper 10 3/8 x 7 1/4 in. (26.4 x 18.4 cm)
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