Kobayakawa Kiyoshi, 1896-1948

Styles of Contemporary Make-up: no. 2, Make-up
(Kindaijisesho no uchi: ni, Kesho)

dated and signed at upper left, Showa gonen rokugatsu (Showa 5 [1930], 6th month) Kobayakawa Kiyoshi with artist's bird-shaped seal; the title Kindaijisesho no uchi ni- Kesho, along the lower margin, with artist's seal Kobayakawa on lower left margin, the limited edition seal above, Hyaku mai kagiri zeppan, dai shijuichi go (100 limited edition, number 41), privately published, the blocks carved by Takano Shichinosuke and printed by Ono Tomisaburo, 1930

naga-oban tate-e 20 3/4 by 11 7/8 in., 52.7 by 30.2 cm

Brown, Kendall H., Light in Darkness: Women in Japanese Prints of Early Showa, 1996, p. 59, cat. no. 66
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, no. 190




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