Japanese Art:Prints:Shin Hanga


Kitano Tsunetomi Japanese Woodblock Print Snow Maiden Umekawa 1st Ed.
item#: 1466648
price: $750.00
First edition Taisho period Japanese woodblock print titled “The Snow Maiden Umekawa” (aka “The Heroine Umekawa in the Snow”) from the supplements of “The Complete Works of Chikamatsu Manzaemon" by Kitano Tsunetomi (1880-1947) published in 1923. First edition with mica and silver highlights, hand applied gofun, black ink Tsunetomi seal at the upper right, and Yamagishi Kazue (carver) and Nishimura Kumakichi (printer) seals at the lower edge. Paper: 17 3/4" x 11 3/8." Very good overall condition. There is a small pucker in the paper at the bottom margin that appears to be from the original production. A narrow strip of archival tape is on the back of the top edge. The outer edges of the paper are faintly discolored. Color illustrated as plate 106, page 86 of “The Female Image” and in black and white as plate 138, page 133 of “The New Wave.” This image is from a series of eighteen prints by various artists each illustrating a character or scene from one of Chikamatsu's famous works.

Kitano Tsunetomi Japanese Woodblock Print Snow Maiden Umekawa 1st Ed.
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