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Woman after a Bath

Woman after a Bath 化粧の女
by Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921)

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Artist: Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921) 橋口五葉
Title: Woman after a Bath 化粧の女
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1920
Date of this artwork?c. 1970s/80s (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Hashiguchi Goyo
Publisher (this edition)?Yuyudo 悠々洞出
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 31981
Notes (1st edition)?Title Woman after a Bath
Artist Goyo Hashiguchi 1880-1921 Biography Short Biography
Signature 'Goyo'.
Seal Artist's seal.
Dated 1920.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Description "Yokugo no onna" (Woman after a Bath). Goyo Hashiguchi produced only 15 woodblock prints during his life time. But their extraordinary beauty, technical excellence along with the rarity made them among the most sought after, most expensive prints among the 20th century Japanese prints.

Width Item 11.8 inches = 30.0 cm
Height Item 17.5 inches = 44.5 cm
Width Image 11.4 inches = 29.0 cm
Height Image 17.2 inches = 43.8 cm
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Sunday, 28 August 2005

This is an original dai oban size Japanese woodblock print by Hashiguchi Goyo, dated 1920, titled "Yokugo no onna (Woman after a bath)". This print is a limited edition print of a total edition of 150 which was commissioned by the Goyo family and published in 1989.
The print is in fine (pristine) condition. Excellent impression, color, registration and very good bleedthrough. There is extensive use of mica in the background, and gauffrage (print binding/embossing) in the image. No foxing, toning, folds or creases. The print is not trimmed or setdown. Print is in original presentation folder. Print size is 18" x 125".

Artist Bio: A Note on the 1970's/80's restrikes:

Tanseisha edition:

One of the 12-print sets, titled "Hashiguchi Goyo 60-Year Memorial) was published in an edition size of only 150 and is dated 1981, December 1st. I assume this to be the first edition by Tanseisha. It is obvious that Tanseisha subsequently published other sets after this date, using different printers. One of these later editions included an extra print, so a 13-print edition.

Yuyudo editions:

A 6-print set of bijin-ga in blue canvas tatou album with edition size of 750.

A 12-print edition, size unconfirmed.

A 2-print set of large-size scenes "Hand Mirror" and "Yabakei" with edition size of around 500.


Iwasaki Shoten:

Published "Woman Combing Her Hair" in an edition size of 180 in 1988, October 20 (see database entry 46012).

Watanabe Shoichiro: Watanabe has recently (2017 or earlier) started publishing some of the Goyo scenes.

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