Kiyochika: Beauty with a Veiled Hat

Kobayashi Kiyochika

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title:  Beauty with a Veiled Hat
Date: 1896

Sei Shonagan adjusts her veiled traveling hat as a street scene from the Heian Period (794-1185) takes place behind her. She is the author of “The Pillow Book”, one of the greatest literary works written during this period. This is a flawless first edition, with extensive gauffrage (blindprinting) on her translucent veil and shiny, burnished stars printed on her hat. 

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Takekawa Seikichi
Series: Ancient Patterns (Kodai mayo)
Signature: Kiyochika

Literature: Kiyochika: Artist of Meiji Japan by Henry D. Smith II, 1988, number 108, page 99. See AIC website.


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