by Yoshikawa Kanpo (1894 - 1979)
Series; Kanpo's Creative Prints, First Series
The Geisha Hinazo, 1922 - Handsome portrait of the geisha Hinazo, sitting quietly and looking ahead. She wears a blue and white floral print kimono over an under robe with a geometric print red and white collar, tied with a pale yellow obi with wave motifs. Her hair is pulled softly back into a large bun, adorned with a flowered comb, a red ribbon, and two ornaments, one trimmed with metal fringe. The hairline is beautifully detailed with fine line work, and shaded so that the ear is slightly visible. The colorful figure is set off by a shimmering silver mica background. A lovely design by this rarely seen artist, who did no more woodblocks after 1925. This subject was part of the groundbreaking exhibit of modern Japanese woodblocks at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1930.
Signed - Kanpo
Dated - Early summer, Taisho 11  at right
Publisher - Sato Shotaro, Kyoto, with red "Sato Sho han" publisher's seal within image and seal in margin, later edition from the original blocks
Artist - Yoshikawa Kanpo (1894 - 1979)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a couple small spots. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.
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