The elegant woodblock print "Kosen-hakuha" (Crimson Petal - White Petal) is by Toshikata Mizuno (1866-1908). This elegant larger re-carved edition of the original Kuchi-e was first published by Bungei Kurabu. Bungei Kurabu was a very popular literary magazine in the Meiji era. This re-carved edition was published by Soudosha from a limited edition series of only 980 sheets on October 1st, 1977. Signed "Toshikata" with artist seals on the lower left.
Toshikata Mizuno studied the art of woodblock making with Taiso Yoshitoshi. His superb talent expressed his subjects with subtle feelings and the dramatic environments in the most natural and elegant ways. This is one of Toshikata's more popular and recognized works.
Print size: 16 x 10 and 3/4 inches (40.5 x 27 cm)
Image size: 14 and 1/4 x 9 and 1/2 inches (36 x 24 cm)
Condition: Very good condition. Once tipped to the original presentation folder.
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