Woman in Long Under Garment
(Nagajuban wo kitaru onn)
the model Tomi stands and closes her white underobe decorated with pink butterflies and carnations while holding her pale green sash in her mouth, embellished with mica on a pale pink ground and karazuri (blind printing or embossing) of the white creped fabric of her robe; dated and signed, Taisho kyunen gogatsu Goyo ga, (Taisho 9 , 5th month) with artist's seal Goyo, with red limited edition seal stamped on vero hand-numbered in india ink, dai 14/70 go; self-published ca. 1920
19 1/2 by 5 7/8 in., 49.5 by 15 cm
Kato Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, vol. I, pl. 91
Amy Reigle Stephens, gen. ed., The new wave: Twentieth-century Japanese prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, p. 130, pl. 132
Amy Reigle Newland and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties, 2000, p. 45, pl. 20-1
Amy Reigle Newland, gen. ed., Printed to Perfection: Twentieth-century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 2004, p. 57, no. 29
Carolyn M. Putney, Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, 2013, p. 81, cat. 6
Andreas Marks, Seven Masters: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2015, p. 53, no. 18
(inv. no. 10-5188)
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