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Nude After Bath- watercolour

Nude After Bath- watercolour
by Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921)

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Artist: Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921) 橋口五葉
Title: Nude After Bath- watercolour
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Unknown 不明
Publisher (this edition)?Unknown 不明
Medium (1st edition): Watercolour
Medium (this edition): Watercolour
Format (1st edition): Double Oban
Format (this edition): Double Oban
DB artwork code: 40637
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:

Probably a fake.

Monday, 4 June 2007

You are bidding on an EXTRA LARGE, very beautiful and rare original Japanese watercolor “Nude After Bath” by the famous Shin-Hanga woodblock print artist Hashiguchi Goyo (1880-1921) made in October Taisho 9 (1924) IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. I inherited this watercolor from my family and I am not very clear about its history. The same woodblock print signed by Goyo shows the same scene, but was dated in July Taisho 9. This watercolor shows strong ink bleeding in the back of the original Japanese Washi paper and it also shows some age on it. Information on Hashiguchi Goyo and the prices of his works can be found on any search engine and at websites such as http://www.hanga.com/bijin-ga/goyo/prints.cfm. Goyo is one of the most famous and gifted artists in Taisho (1910-1925) Era in Japan. The artist’s signature, and date of the watercolor “October Taisho 9 (1924)” are close to the upper right edge of the watercolor. The size of this watercolor is 20 3/4 x 15 ¼ inches, which is much larger than the traditional woodblock prints. The colors are vivid and vibrant. This watercolor is not attached to any backing paper or cardboard and strong ink bleeding can be seen through the back of the original Japanese mulberry paper. As far as I can tell there are no defects, foxing, or stains, this watercolor is IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.

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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