Shimura Tatsumi, Cherry Blossoms Blizzard

Shimura Tatsumi, 1907-1980

Five Figures of Modern Beauties: Cherry Blossoms Blizzard
(Gendai Bijin Fuzoku Gotai: Hana Fubuki)

woman in pink kimono, cherry blossoms blowing around her; 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., 46.4 by 28.6 cm

References:
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The female image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 182, no. 261

$2,400

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