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Life-size doll in a box

Life-size doll in a box
by Toshikata Mizuno (1866-1908) Shosetsu

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Artist: Toshikata Mizuno (1866-1908) Shosetsu
Title: Life-size doll in a box
Date 1st edition?1894
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Diptych
Format (this edition): Diptych
DB artwork code: 31289
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

A Good Japanese Woodblock Diptych by Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908).

This amusing and accomplished print shows an elderly man relaxing with a cup of sake while contemplating his latest purchase which appears to be a life-size doll in a box or a real woman in a box, perhaps a variant on the "girl in a cake" scenario! The impression is fine, the design on the kimono of the girl is like feeling braille. It is totally unfaded and is in excellent condition except for a damp stain on the lower centre margins and slight over trimming of the left hand margin. The diptych is lightly backed having been part of a collector's album at some time. It is dated 27th. year of Meiji (1894). Please note this is an original printing NOT a facsimile or reprint. The assembled size is 18 x 14 1/4 ins.

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