Artist: Hashiguchi Goyo
Title: Woman in a Summer Kimono — 夏衣の女
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Woman in Summer Kimono, 1920 Hashiguchi Goyo, 20th century master- With the permission of Goyo’s heirs, a couple small commemorative runs of his prints were produced. These prints are also very rare today. But, they offer an opportunity to collect a Goyo woodblock reprint at a cost more in line with most collectors’ budgets. These reprints were produced to the same exacting standard of Goyo’s originals. Expert carvers were contracted to produce the highest quality wood blocks and printers meticulously reprinted Goyo’s originals with the same attention to quality and detail. These reprints are on beautiful, hand made paper printed with the same colors and mica detail as Goyo’s originals. The prints offered tonight in our auctions are from one of those reprint sets. This Print; Woman in Summer Kimono- A beautiful Goyo print that is considered one of his finest works. The model for this image is Nakatani Tsuru a waitress at Osaka’s Icho restaurant and Goyo’s favorite model. In this inciredble work, Nakatani stares at the viewer as she sits in front of a mirror. She is pulling a transparent summer kimono over her. A captivating print that shows the lovely Nakatani in a quiet and private moment. Fine color and beautiful, soft mica detail in the background. Signed- Goyo-ga Image size- 11" x 17 1/2" (+ full margins) Sheet size- 12" x 18 1/2" Condition- Perfect condition with no flaws to note. Excellent color, no fading, fine linework. This print has been stored only, never framed.