Kuchi-e woodblock from Series 'Senshu no hana'; 'A Thousand Types of Flowers'
Two Beauties watch a full moon rising in the distance over a lake. The moon and the ladies' kimonos are finely embossed, dusted in mica, with rich color, against scenery that appears to be fading from view, a very nice accent. This print dates to c1900-1905 and was published by Akiyama Buemon. It shows some wear, as can be seen in the photos, and a spot of foxing in the upper left corner. There is some circular glare from the camera. The print's sight size is 13.75" x 9.5", and the frame measures 19" x 15". It is matted in a white mat, in a vintage wood frame. US insured shipping is $35.00. Ikeda studied under Mizuno Toshikata. He is best known for his kuchi-e, Bijin-ga and triptychs of the Russo-Japanese War Battles. He was the teacher for Japan-based French ukiyo-e artist Paul Jacoulet. P2059