Kondo Shiun: Rural Woman - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Kondo Shiun

Title: Rural Woman

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Title Girl in the Early Spring rare: kuchi-e Artist Shiun Kondo active in 1910-30s Signature Shiun. Dated Ca. 1910s. Publisher Bungei Kurabu. Medium/Technique Woodblock print. Impression Very good. Colors Very good. Condition Very good … Light toning, three horizontal kuchi-e folds, slightly soiled and creased, slightly trimmed, not backed. Description From Bungei Kurabu novel, "Saotome" in vol.20, No.8. A young farm worker is covering her hair with a cloth. A flock of swallows are flying by. This print was the only design Shiun had made for kuchi-e publication. Although he made numerous woodblock prints depicting the aftermath of the Kanto Earthquake in 1923, but nothing was known about this enigmatic artist. Width Item 8.3 inches = 21.0 cm Height Item 11.4 inches = 29.0 cm

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