Shimura Tatsumi, (1907-1980)
Five Figures of Modern Beauties
(Gendai Bijin Fuzoku Gotai)
The complete set of five prints in the original red silk protective portfolio. Each print signed Tatsumi with red rectangular artist's seal Tatsumi. The title for each print embossed at the center of the lower margin. The block-carver on the right-hand margin, horishi (carver) Nakagawa Chuhichi, followed by surishi (printer) Onodera Ryuji. The publisher's name on the bottom margin, Nihon hanga kenkyujo (Japanese Institute for Woodblock Prints) followed by publisher's seal han-ken. Published ca.1953.
Original portfolio label with artist's full name, Shimura Tatsumi ga; block carver, Nakagawa Mokurei koku (carved by); and printer, Onodera Ryuji suri (printed by); the series title Gendai bijin fuzoku gotai; and the publisher Nihon Hanga Kenkyu-jo zo ban with red circular seal han-ken.
The Female Image, 2000, pls. 259-263 (some of the titles misread)
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