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Antique Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Kiyomine Bijin

Antique Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Kiyomine Bijin

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 410133

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A graceful bijin (beauty) woodblock print by the 18th century artist Kiyomine Torii (1787 - 1868), a pupil and grandson of Torii Kiyonaga of Edo (Tokyo). His prints of this early period are generally considered his best. His bijin often have the elongated lines leaning slightly backwards and gazing at the long train of her kimono, typical of the Torii school. He later used the name Torii Kiyomitsu II. In this print, artist signature at left, publisher seals Nishimra-ya (1730-1840s) below. Small seal to the right of artist name looks like a censor's seal. This is a fine rendition of a beauty at her toilette.

About 14.5 by 9.5 inches, trimmed margins, with a slight fray at the lower left (see picture of back). Also 4-5 light stain spots, none on the figures. Old rice paper in good condition. Some fading of colors.

Kiyomine prints are hard to find.