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Rain at Yabakei
by Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921)
|Artist:||Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921) — 橋口五葉|
|Title:||Rain at Yabakei|
|Date 1st edition?:||1918|
|Date of this artwork?:||c. 1970s/80s (may not be accurate)|
|Publisher 1st edition?:||Not Set|
|Publisher (this edition)?:||Tanseisha — 丹青社|
|Medium (1st edition):||Woodblock|
|Medium (this edition):||Woodblock|
|Format (1st edition):||Large Oban|
|Format (this edition):||Large Oban|
|DB artwork code:||32984|
|Notes (1st edition)?:|
|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:|
Rain at Yabakei by Hashiguchi Goyo. Genuine woodblock print dated 1918 (Taisho 7). Later impression. Signed Goyo ga in lower left of image above Red Goyo seal. Publisher's, carver's and printer's seal in right margin. 14.2 x 19.7 inches. Compare with print on page 65 of "Shin-Hanga New prints in Modern Japan" by Brown. Very fine craftsmanship. Nice mica rain streaks. Strong texture and ink bleedthrough.
|Artist Bio:||A Note on the 1970's/80's restrikes:|
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.
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.
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.