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Flowers 華燈
by Iwata Sentaro (1901-1974)

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Artist: Iwata Sentaro (1901-1974) 岩田専太郎
Title: Flowers 華燈
Series: The Heart of a Woman 女ごころ
Date 1st edition?1979
Publisher 1st edition?Adachi
Publisher (this edition)?Adachi
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 39980
Notes (1st edition)?Edition size of 450.
Retail price of 155,000 yen for the three series prints when published. Published by Adachi for Mainichi Newspaper.


岩田専太郎
木版画 三撰【女ごころ 華燈】
アダチ版画 毎日新聞社
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:

Tuesday, 2 January 2007

Title Maiko
Artist Sentaro Iwata 1901-1974
Signature "Sen Iwata"
Seal artist's seal
Dated ca. 1970
Medium/Technique Woodblock print
Impression excellent - very good … embossed
Colors excellent … gold colored metallic pigment, white pigment
Condition excellent - very good … light toning, lightly creased.
Description Head portrait of a "maiko". This print was presumably published by Takamizawa.
Format Dai-Oban
Width Item 11.8 inches = 30.0 cm
Height Item 17.3 inches = 44.0 cm

Artist Bio: 
岩田専太郎 いわた-せんたろう 1901-1974 大正-昭和時代の挿絵画家。 明治34年6月8日生まれ。伊東深水にまなび、20歳のとき博文館の「講談雑誌」に挿絵をかく。 大正15年から「大阪毎日新聞」連載の吉川英治「鳴門秘帖(なるとひちょう)」の挿絵が評判をよび、 モダン浮世絵とよばれる美人画はその後幅ひろい支持をえた。 挿絵はほかに大仏(おさらぎ)次郎「赤穂(あこう)浪士」、川口松太郎「蛇姫様」などがある。 昭和49年2月19日死去。72歳。東京出身。 画集に「三百年のおんな」、随筆に「女・おんな・女」「わが半生記」など。

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