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Rafu

Rafu
by Yamamura Koka (1885-1942) Toyonari

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Artist: Yamamura Koka (1885-1942) Toyonari 山村耕花
Title: Rafu
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1931
Publisher 1st edition?Takamizawa 高見沢
Publisher (this edition)?Takamizawa 高見沢
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 33003
Notes (1st edition)?Rafu by Yamamura Koka (Toyonari). Original woodblock print dated 1931.

Large oban size measures 18.2 x 13.1 inches.
Image size: 17 3/8 x 12 1/8 inches + margins

Some examples contain the Takamizawa publisher's seal in the lower left corner. Dated 1931 in the lower right of printed area. Compare to image 117 on page 92 of the book "The female image, 20th century prints of Japanese beauties"


Dealer description: Sensitive shin-hanga portrait of a beauty after a bath, her head buried in her arms as she sits on the floor. Her position conveys a sense of sadness or grief, her face hidden from the world as she rests her arms across her knees. An embossed red, yellow, and white checked sash is draped over her knees, the fringed ends trailing onto the floor. Beautifully drawn with flowing line work.
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:

Rafu by Yamamura Koka (Toyonari). Original woodblock print dated 1931. Large oban size measures 18.2 x 13.1 inches. Fair condition. Lots of repairs. Soiled as shown. Center crease. Nice ink bleedthrough.

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