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 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 and sell in the $8,000 - $10,000 range and often much higher.
Beauty Combing her Hair, 1920 - Fantastic Goyo print in a soft, simple color scheme on a luminous white background. The print depicting a young beauty in a cotton kimono combing her lustrous black hair. Her beautiful white skin and lovely face set off against the soft colors in the kimono and her black hair. A classic design and, without question, a 20th century woodblock masterpiece. This print with a soft, shimmering mica added to the white background replicating the original- beautiful effect.
Signed - Goyo, with red artist's seal
Publisher - Tanseisha
Artist - Hashiguchi Goyo (1880 - 1921)
Image Size - 17 3/8" x 13" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few small spots. Some toning. Please see photos for details.
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