May, Fine Weather during the Rainy Season, 1924

by Hamada Josen (1875 - ?)

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May, Fine Weather during the Rainy Season, 1924 by Hamada Josen (1875 - ?)

Original Hamada Josen (1875 - ?) Japanese Woodblock Print
May, Fine Weather during the Rainy Season, 1924

Series: New Ukiyo-e Beauties Compared

May, Fine Weather during the Rainy Season, 1924 - Lovely shin-hanga portrait of a beauty carrying an umbrella in case of spring rain. She looks over her shoulder expectantly, her slightly open mouth showing tiny even teeth. Her hair is pulled back into a soft bun adorned with a tortoiseshell comb, a silver hairpin, and pale pink and blue ribbons. She wears a gray coat over a brown striped kimono, and a blue-gray under robe decorated with leaves, tiny white blossoms, and silver swirls. A charming design, beautifully detailed with soft shading to add a sense of dimension to the hair, and silver mica in the under robe, hairpin, and the tip of the umbrella handle. This design is from a collaborative series by different artists featuring beauties for the months of the year, published by Murakami. A lovely beauty portrait by a rarely seen artist.

Artist - Hamada Josen (1875 - ?)

Image Size - 15" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Small tear at edge, repaired. Slight toning and spotting, a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details.

May, Fine Weather during the Rainy Season, 1924 by Hamada Josen (1875 - ?)
May, Fine Weather during the Rainy Season, 1924 by Hamada Josen (1875 - ?)

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