YAMAKAWA, Shuho -- "Premonition of Snow"

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Artist YAMAKAWA, Shuho
Title "Premonition of Snow"
Date 1927 (First Edition)
Series "Four Images of Women"
(1927-28) ("Fujo Yondai")
Publisher Bijutsusha
(Tokyo, 1920's/30's)
Seal, Carver/Printer Bijutsusha "publisher's seal" lower right.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to hair, cheeks, eyes, and comb; "gauffrage" to hair-piece; soft creamish "mica" to background; over-printing to hair; highly detailed carving.
Condition Good. Good colors. Clean verso (few paper remnants). (Surface soiling; light wear; scattered marks; trimming to top margin(?).)
Reference/Illus "Female Image," Plate #153.
Comments Clothed in her winter kimono, this beauty senses the approach of an early snow.
First Edition. Rarely seen.
Item # JS-2345
Price $750 (Sold/NR)