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Kasen

Ohira Kasen

1900-1983

Twenty-Four Figures of Charming Women: Pink Kimono (suggested title)
(Adesugata Nijushiko: Momoiro Kimono)

beauty with flapper's bob seated clad in bright pink/yellow robe, mica ground; the red cartouche at the upper right with the series title, Adesugata nijushiko; signed at left, Kasen, with artist's red circular seal, Kasen; publisher’'s mark at lower left margin, Yamase, with seal, Hanken shoyu fukyo fukusei, Shinbisha (copyright ownership, reproduction not allowed, Shinbisha), ca. 1931

dai oban tate-e 17 3/8 by 11 3/8 in., 44 by 28.9 cm

Ohira Kasen (given name Masao), studied with Matsubayashi Keigetsu (1876-1963), a kuchi-e illustrator who became a leading Nanga artist. In addition to this series, Kasen designed another bijinga series, Twenty-four Sections of Tokyo which was also published by Shinbisha. This untitled print has been given several descriptive titles including, 'Pink Kimono,' 'Resting,' and 'Bored.'

price: $ 1,500

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