Hashiguchi Goyo, 20th-century Master - Hashiguchi Goyo is one of the most famous and admired artists of 20th century Japanese woodblocks. He is sometimes referred to as the "Taisho Utamaro" as his incredible designs of women reached heights never seen again in 20th century woodblock prints. Sadly, Goyo died unexpectedly in 1921 at age 41, so his output was very limited and his orignal prints are incredibly rare. Goyo's prints were done before the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923. The devastation of the earthquake hit the woodblock print artists and publishers very hard and many existing prints and wood blocks were destroyed in the quake and ensuing fires. Original Goyo prints are some of the most sought after woodblock print images in the market today.
Comments - Lovely original Goyo portrait of a young beauty after a bath, patting the side of her face with a hand towel. She wears a black kimono patterned with butterflies, and a gold ring. The towel features bands of soft orange, peach, and gray, patterned with blossoms, leaves and a tie-dyed print. A silver mica background add a subtle shimmer. A fantastic and rare original Goyo woodblock. We almost never see original Goyo woodblocks on the market, so this is a great choice for a collector interested in classic shin-hanga beauty portraits.
Artist - Hashiguchi Goyo (1880 - 1921)
Image Size - 17 1/8" x 11" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Horizontal folds. Small repair at edge, some surface loss to mica, a few creases, small rubbed spot and small indent on face. Please see photos for details.
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