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Notes: The original presentation folder is included. Limited edition seal 54/100 in lower left margin. Strong blind-stamped embossing outlining her figure and deep stipple embossing on the small towel that is draped across her lap. Stronger overall condition then example shown in, 'The Female Image'.
Signed and dated: "Showa rokunen ni gatsu" (Showa 6, (1931) 2nd month); and sealed "Kobayakawa". The title: "Kindaijisesho no uchi go Kurokami" in bottom margin.
The print was privately published - blocks carved by Takano Shichinosuke and printed by Ono Tomisaburo.
AN IMPORTANT EARLY 20TH CENTURY BIJIN-E DESIGN.
Born in Fukuoka, Kiyoshi studied under Kaburaki Kiyokata. After studying nihonga style painting, he began to study woodblock prints, c.1927. In 1930-31 he self-published a series of six prints of beauties, titled "Women's Manners of Today". Each design was issued as limited edition of 100 numbered examples. He produced just thirteen prints, twelve of which were exhibited at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1936.