Japanese Art:Prints:Shin Hanga


Japanese Shin Hanga Ltd. Ed. Woodblock Print Kobayakawa Kiyoshi Keisho
item#: 1465296
price: SOLD
Large Japanese shin hanga woodblock print titled “Keisho” (Make-up), No 2, from a series of six self-published prints titled “Women’s Manners of Today” by Kobayakawa Kiyoshi (1899-1948). At the upper left, the print is dated 6th month of Showa 5 (1930) and signed with the artist's red bird/duck seal below. The title is in kanji in the lower margin. A seal at the lower left margin shows it is from a limited edition of 100. Naga-oban (visible size: 19 7/8" x 11 3/8"); frame: 27" x 18 1/2." A Nihonga painter and student of Kiyokata, this relatively obscure artist was known to have produced only thirteen distinct images focused on depicting the modern beauties of Showa period Japan. This image was framed with archival matting and UV glass in a black bamboo form moulding with subtle red highlights at a reputable frame shop in Phoenix, Arizona. It has not been examined out of the frame but appears to be in good overall condition with margins showing. There are a few tiny holes and thinned areas and there are both vertical and horizontal fold marks visible. Slightly toned overall. From a Phoenix, Arizona collection.

Japanese Shin Hanga Ltd. Ed. Woodblock Print Kobayakawa Kiyoshi Keisho
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