Woman in blue kimono (untitled)

Noguchi Kōgai (active c. 1920s-1930s)

Japanese Color Offset Lithograph

Woman in Blue Kimono (untitled)

by Morita Hisashi, c. 1915-early 1930s

Noguchi Kōgai (active c. 1920s-1930s)

IHL Cat. #1634

About This Print

This bijin kuchi-e with its characteristic tri-fold, resulting from its insertion into a popular culture magazine (taishū zasshi), served as an illustration for the story Life's Fallen Leaves appearing in an unknown magazine.

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 maga

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1634
 Title or Description Woman in blue kimono (untitled)
notation on verso with name of artist ひさし on left and unread characters, possibly title of the print, in the right column.
 Magazine unknown
 Morita Hisashi (active c. 1920s)
ひさし Hisashi
 Seal no seal
 Publication Date c. 1915-early 1930s
 Publisher unknown
 Printer unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre bijin kuchi-e
 H x W Paper 8 13/16 x 5 3/4 in. (22.4 x 14.6 cm)
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