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Lady Playing Shamisen

Size: 33.0cm by 17.0cm (12.99 in by 6.69 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Okumura Toshinobu

Era: Pre-war | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 10,000$ 79.00£ 62.00€ 72.50 [Item has been sold]

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Description: A woman in a loose summer kimono adjusts the tone of her shamisen in this print by Toshinobu. This was the rightmost print of a set of three scenes of women in summer by the artist. The print is an urushi-e, an image featuring a hand-applied mixture of glue and black pigment to look like lacquer, as we can tell from the thick texture of the woman's obi.

This reproduction is a sumizuri-e (ukiyoe printed with black pigment) with fudezaishiki (hand colouring by brush).

There are slight creases at the middle right part and upper part of this print.

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