Original woodblock print - Okada Saburosuke (1869-1939) - 'Heroine Osan' - From the shin-hanga series "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu Monzaemon" - ca. 1923

Description
Original woodblock print - Okada Saburosuke (1869-1939) - 'Heroine Osan' - From the shin-hanga series "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu Monzaemon" - ca. 1923
Very good condition, see description

Original woodblock print by Okada (1869 - 1939), ca. 1923 From the Shin-Hanga series "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu Monzaemon", first edition. Carving by Yamagishi Kazue, printing by Nishimura Kumakichi.

This is a touching portrait of the young and beautiful Osan from the kabuki theatre play "Daikyoji Mukashi-goyomi". Osan got himself into trouble unintentionally; here she looks with an expression of innocence and despair aside.

The work is made in black and soft grey tones. Fine Bokashi shading and a tender lining in the face and the hair. There is a blind press in the white dots of her kimono and hairline.

Dimensions, including edge: 45 x 28 cm

Condition: very beautiful colours and details. A bit of discolouration, some small stains. Please see photos for the details.

Lot details
Object
Original woodblock print
Material
Paper
Period
ca. 1923
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Okada Saburosuke (1869-1939)
Attribution
Original
Theme/ depiction
Heroine from play
Title of artwork
'Heroine Osan' - From the shin-hanga series "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu Monzaemon"
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
39×19.9×0 cm
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