Artist: Shima, Seien
Title: After the Bath - 湯あがり
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Description: Subject: Young woman after the bath. Title: Shichigatsu Yuagari (July, after the bath) Large size measures 18.9 x 13.0 inches. Later Showa era impression with Narazaki supervisor's seal, Koike carver's seal and Uchikawa printer's seal in left margin. Highly detailed carving. This series was a limited edition printing of only 100 prints. Comes with original deluxe folder. See the full series here. Original series information: Shin ukiyo-e bijin awase (New series of ukiyo-e beauties). Signature: Seien. Date: 1924. Size: Large oban, 44,8x28,5 cm. Publisher: Murakami. Reference: Muneshige Narazaki (a cura di). Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in Western Collections. The Muller Collection. Tokyo, 1990, n.132. Ota Memorial Museum. Meiji-Taisho Bijin Hanga Ten. Prints of Beauties from the Meiji Taisho era. Tokyo, 1993, n.55. Amy Newland e Hamanaka Shinji. The female image 20th century prints of Japanese beauties. Leiden, 2000, n.125. This item is from my personal collection and is not for sale.