(Negi no hana)
self-carved and self-printed on paper with artist's watermark Shiro, signed at lower left, Shiro Kasamatsu with artist's seal Shiro, titled and dated on the bottom margin in sumi ink, Negi no hana, 1958, and numbered in pencil 54/100 'C' (indicating this was the third edition) with artist's seal, ca. 1958
dai oban tate-e 16 1/4 by 11 1/4 in., 41.2 by 28.6 cm
Shiro Kasamatsu began his career in the studio of the great painter and teacher, Kaburagi Kiyokata (1878-1972) where he also was introduced to the innovative publisher, Watanabe Shozaburo (1885-1962) who was at the forefront of the shin-hanga (lit. 'new print') movement. Watanabe published Shiro's first print in 1919, relatively early in the evolution of shin-hanga, and published over 50 more until the early 1940s. In the late 1940s Shiro began to produce prints with other publishers including Kinjiro and Unsodo. In the 1950s Shiro boldly changed modes and began carving and printing his own works in the manner of the sosaku-hanga (lit. 'creative print) movement, eventually producing 119 of his own works.
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