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Woman Applying Makeup- Kesho no Onna

Woman Applying Makeup- Kesho no Onna 化粧の女
by Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921)

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Artist: Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921) 橋口五葉
Title: Woman Applying Makeup- Kesho no Onna 化粧の女
Date 1st edition?1918
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): Double Oban
Format (this edition): Double Oban
DB artwork code: 32456
Notes (1st edition)?Posthumous editions of this print were sold in several sets by Tanseisha and Yuyudo:
A set of 6 prints; at least two sets of 12; a set of 13, and a set of two by Yuyudo (this print and Rain at Yabakei).
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:

Wednesday, 30 November 2005

Limited, commemorative edition (about 1975) woodblock print by Goyo Hashiguchi

(1880 - 1921)

Title of print is Kesho no Onna

(Woman applying make-up)

Originally published in 1918 and was Goyo's second Bijin-ga print. Title of print, artist's signature and seal (above shoulder), Yuyudo publisher's seal on print. Limited edition stamp, 26/200 on original, custom folder. Printer is Sato Ritsuzou. Carver is Kentaro Maeda.

Very nice classic work of art!

Measures 54 cm x 39 cm. (larger than the latter 80s edition)

Original folder measures 64.5 cm x 52 cm.

The print comes in its original folder with washi cover slip and windowed front matte. It is not mounted and can be easily removed from the folder for display. The folder has some staining, as seen in the photos, but the print is in excellent condition, aside from some slight crease marks near the lower left half of the print. Barely even visible. It's as close to perfect as it can be. The impression is exceptional, as are the colors. Overall, a very beautiful, frameworthy piece!

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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