YAMAKAWA, Shuho -- "Autumn"

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Artist YAMAKAWA, Shuho
Title "Autumn"
Date Originally 1927; this a later 1950/60's version.
Series "Four Images of Women"
("Fujo Yon-dai")
Publisher Ukiyo-e Hanga Kanko Kai
(Tokyo, ca1950/70's)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 3/8 x 9 1/2 ("chuban")
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to face and kimono's designs; shimmering silver "mica" background; nicely over-printed hair-lines; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors.
Clean front and verso.
(Absolutely pristine--found in original "presentation folder.")
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #152.
Comments Clothed in a fashionable hearts/diamonds/clubs/spades kimono, this "moga" (modern girl) beauty gazes forward hypnotically. Unquestionably Shuho's most recognizable and most sought-after design.
A smaller format version of Bijutsusha Publisher's original 1928 print. Very nice.
Item # EG-589
Price $325 (Sold/PDT)