Shimura Tatsumi, High Summer

Shimura Tatsumi, 1907-1980

Five Figures of Modern Beauties: High Summer
(Gendai Bijin Fuzoku Gotai: Natsutakete)

woman in blue and white striped kimono with fan decorated with Hokusai's Red Fuji by her side; signed Tatsumi, with artist's seal Tatsumi, with publisher's mark and seal on bottom margin, Nihon hanga kenkusho (Japanese Institute for Woodblock Prints); the block carver on the right-hand margin, horishi (carver) Nakagawa Chushichi, and surishi (printer) Onodera Ryuji, the title embossed at the center of the bottom margin, ca. 1953

dai oban tate-e 18 1/4 by 11 1/4 in., 46.5 by 28.5 cm

References:
Kato, Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. III, pl. 157
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The female image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 183, no. 263

$3,200

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