Woodblock (Yuyodo Published Commemorative Reprint) - Limited edition - Paper - Hashiguchi Goyo (1881-1921) - Woman Holding a Tray - Japan - 1970s
Title: Woman Holding a Tray
Artist: Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921)
Published by Tanseisha in the 1970s.
Size of the woodcut: 48 x 35 cm
From a limited edition commemorative set of Goyo 13 prints limited to 150 copies.
Goyo's first figure print in 1920, his most productive year of printmaking, was this simple portrait of a plainly dressed woman holding a tray. The dark, iridescent mica-printed background, which dramatically silhouettes the head and shoulders, recalls a technique employed in portraits of famous Kabuki actors by Sharaku (flourished 1794–95). The subject of this print, however, is a woman of modest means, one of the waitresses who modeled for the life drawings from which Goyo developed his prints. Against a somber background and the subdued tones of her kimono, her green apron and red lacquer tray and hair comb form striking color accents.
Hashiguchi Goyo is one of the most famous Japanese woodblock print artists of the 20th century. His amazing depictions of women were never equalled in the 20th century. Goyo only lived for 41 years and his output is very limited. His prints are extremely rare.
The print is stored in a beautiful inner folder enclosed in paper and protective lining and a sturdy outer folder.
Size of outer folder 55 x 40 cm
In good condition. Woodblock unevenly cut at the top as shown.
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- Woodblock (Yuyodo Julkaistu muistojulkaisu) - Rajoitettu erä
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Hashiguchi Goyo (1881-1921)
- Title of artwork
- Woman Holding a Tray
- Good condition, see description
- 48×35×0.1 cm