Hashiguchi Goyo, ducks

Hashiguchi Goyo, 1880-1921


dated and signed, Taisho kunen hachigatsu (Taisho 9 [1920], eighth month) Goyo ga with artist's round 'GY' seal, ca. 1920

dai oban yoko-e 26.6 by 40.7 cm

This is the only kacho-ga (bird & flower picture) that Goyo produced. While his depictions of beauties have become icons of the shin-hanga genre, this composition is rarely reproduced in publications. For comparison with a black and white illustration of the impresion from the Juda Collection see Shin-Hanga: New Prints in Modern Japan, LACMA, 1996, p. 68; or for color see Nihon no hanga III 1921-1930. Toshi to onna to hikari to kage to (Japanese Prints III, 1921-1930: Cities and Women, Lights and Shadows), Chiba City Museum, 2001, p. 124, no. 262.

Kato, Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. I, pl. 92
Modern Japanese Prints: The Twentieth Century, Carnegie Museum of Art, 2009, p. 33



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