April: Butterflies

by Junichiro Sekino (1914 - 1988)

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April: Butterflies by Junichiro Sekino (1914 - 1988)

Original Junichiro Sekino (1914 - 1988) Japanese Woodblock Print
April: Butterflies

Series; Twelve Months of Maiko

Twelve Months of Maiko - Designed 1973 - 1976, Jun'ichiro Sekino's "Twelve Months of Maiko" series features portraits of maiko or apprentice geisha, beautifully dressed for the season with elegantly styled hair and accessories. Using a narrow vertical format, Sekino crops the images to show the women in close-up, focusing on the details of fabric, makeup, and hairstyling. He presents these traditional entertainers and hostesses in his distinctly modern style, contrasting bold calligraphic outlines with more delicate strokes. These prints are quite large, measuring over 22 inches tall, and many feature deluxe treatments such as embossing or mica. Each is printed on the artist's watermarked paper, with red artist's seal "Jun," and signed and numbered in pencil in the bottom margin. Images from this limited edition series are highly desirable and rarely seen on the market. A fantastic choice for a sosaku hanga collector.

Special detail - Embossing on the white kimono collar.

Signed - Jun. Sekino in pencil in bottom margin
Numbered - 7/175 J

Artist - Junichiro Sekino (1914 - 1988)

Image Size - 22 1/2" x 6 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few prints have a couple light creases at edges or a few tiny spots. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details. Generally in excellent condition overall.

April: Butterflies by Junichiro Sekino (1914 - 1988)
April: Butterflies by Junichiro Sekino (1914 - 1988)