Kōkyō: Spirit of the Heron Maiden (Shirasagi no sei)
Artist: Taniguchi Kōkyō
Title: Spirit of the Heron Maiden (Shirasagi no sei)
From the final transformative act of a kabuki play, we see the Spirit of the Heron Maiden dressed in white, solitary and silent. Her pose and attire convey a convincing aura of mystery. This print comes from a collection that was amassed in the early 20th century, only until the 1920s.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Satô Shotarô
Literature: See “The Female Image”, plate 123.
Seal: Artists’ seals
Signature: Taniguchi Kôkyô