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Red Lotus, White Lotus by Takeuchi Keishu
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Kuchi-e were woodblock prints used as foldout frontispieces for novels or inserts into magazines from around 1895 to 1915. They were meant as a visual aid and as a sales promotion at the same time.
In competition with Western lithographic or photo-mechanical printing techniques modern to the times, kuchi-e were usually well executed, sometimes in deluxe printing with such lavish techniques as mica or embossing. The main subjects were bijin-ga or beautiful women, often in a Western style presaging the Taisho modern women.
For more on kuchi-e, please refer to:
"Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints" by Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada.
Age: 1901
Size: image 8.75" x 12"
Media: Woodblock Print
Condition: Very good - as with many kuchi-e, faint fold marks
Price: $315.00 USD
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