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October - Kahoru

October - Kahoru 初霜月 かほる
by Watanabe Ikuharu (1895-1975)

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Artist: Watanabe Ikuharu (1895-1975) 渡辺幾春
Title: October - Kahoru 初霜月 かほる
Series: A Competition of Showa Beauties
Date 1st edition?1920 (in the decade of)
Date of this artwork?1920s (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Unknown 不明
Publisher (this edition)?Unknown 不明
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 43010
Notes (1st edition)?昭和美女姿競 初霜月 菊かほる
シートサイズ約41cm 27cm
渡辺幾春の昭和初期のオリジナルの初摺りの木版画を保証いたします。

Title Competing Beauties in the Showa Era - Early November
rare and sought after
Artist Ikuharu Watanabe 1895-1975
Signature Ikuharu.
Seal Artist's seal.
Dated 1927 - 1930.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Description From the series, "Showa Bijo Sugata Kurabe" (Competing Beauties in the Showa Era). "Hatsu Shimotsuki" (Early November).
Ikuharu depicted the beauties in traditional kimono but rendered much more lively, natural expressions on their faces and hands.
This series has been very sought after and difficult to be found in good condition.
Width Item 10.2 inches = 26.0 cm
Height Item 14.9 inches = 37.8 cm
Literature Newland, Amy R.; and S. Hamanaka, "The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties", Leiden: Hotei, 2000, ISBN 90 74822 20 7, - pg.178, pl. 255
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, 24 May 2011

渡辺幾春の昭和期の作品「昭和美女姿競」初霜月 かほるです。左手の中指付け根部分に薄い汚れ有り。37,6cmX25,7cm。

Artist Bio: 
渡辺幾春 watanabe ikuharu 明治28年(1895)~昭和50年(1975) 明治二十八年、名古屋市西区江川端町に生まる。九歳で名古屋の日本画家水谷芳年に絵を学ぶ。明治四十三年、名古屋市立第一高等小学校卒業後、京都に出て山本春挙に師事。大正七年、第12回文展に《百日紅》が初入選。大正11年、京都市立絵画専門学校別科に入学する。大正十四年卒業後、名古屋市中区に居を移し、名古屋在住の朝見香城、喜多村麦子、織田杏逸らと当地方の日本画の革新を求めて中京美術院を創設。昭和九年、三十九歳で東京に転居の後も、文展に入選するなど実力を発揮する。昭和二十七年、名古屋市千種区徳川山町三丁目に居を移す。中京画壇を代表する日本画家。

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