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Nasanu Naka

Nasanu Naka
by Hirezaki Eiho

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Artist: Hirezaki Eiho 鰭崎英朋
Title: Nasanu Naka
Series: 
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Kuchi-e
Format (this edition): Kuchi-e
DB artwork code: 32926
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:

Title Natural Mother (Kuchi-e)
Artist Eiho Hirezaki 1881-1968
Signature Eiho
Seal artist's seal
Dated ca. 1900
Publisher Bungei Kurabu
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Impression excellent - very good
Colors excellent - very good
Condition excellent ... light toning
Rating 1 = excellent
Description A book illustration for the story, "Stepmother, Stepson" by Yanagawa which was published by Bungei Kurabu, a popular literary magazine in Meiji era. The story was a tear-jerking soap opera about the child custody battle between two mothers. The unfriendly description of the natural mother as a Westernized, rich, ego-maniac. The stepmother was depicted as a traditional, passive, helpless woman whom everone should sympathize with.
Width 5.5 inches = 14.0 cm
Height 8.7 inches = 22.0 cm
Literature Merritt, Helen; Nanako Yamada, "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints: Reflections of Meiji Culture", Honolulu; University of Hawaii Press, 2000, ISBN 0-8248-2073-8, - pl. 4.17, pg. 95 - 96 (the novel described)

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