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March - Dolls' Festival

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March - Dolls' Festival 弥生 雛祭り
by Watanabe Ikuharu (1895-1975)

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Artist: Watanabe Ikuharu (1895-1975) 渡辺幾春
Title: March - Dolls' Festival 弥生 雛祭り
Series: A Competition of Showa Beauties
Date 1st edition?1920 (in the decade of)
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 43457
Notes (1st edition)?Artist: Ikuharu Watanabe 1895-1975
Title: Girls Festival
Date: Ca 1930s
Medium: Woodblock print
Notes: From the series, "Showa Bijo Sugata Kurabe" (Competing Beauties in the Showa Era). "Yayoi, Hinamatsuri" (March - The Girl's Festival)
Width Item 10.4 inches = 26.3 cm
Height Item 15.2 inches = 38.7 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.176, pl.248

昭和美女姿競 弥生 雛祭り
シートサイズ約40cm 26cm

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:

Impression Excellent - embossed.
Colors Very good.
Condition Good ... Paper toning. Slight foxing. A horizontal fold on the upper background and the lower area.

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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