Woman after a Bath — 化粧の女
by Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921)
Original caretaker of this artwork: Yahoo Auction, Japan
|Artist:||Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921) — 橋口五葉|
|Title:||Woman after a Bath — 化粧の女|
|Series (2nd):||6 Female Subjects- Yuyudo set|
|Date 1st edition?:||1920|
|Date of this artwork?:||1960s/70s (may not be accurate)|
|Publisher 1st edition?:||Hashiguchi Goyo|
|Publisher (this edition)?:||Hashiguchi Goyo|
|Medium (1st edition):||Woodblock|
|Medium (this edition):||Woodblock|
|Format (1st edition):||Large Oban|
|Format (this edition):||Oban|
|DB artwork code:||44178|
|Notes (1st edition)?:||Title Woman after a Bath |
Artist Goyo Hashiguchi 1880-1921 Biography Short Biography
Seal Artist's seal.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Description "Yokugo no onna" (Woman after a Bath). Goyo Hashiguchi produced only 15 woodblock prints during his life time. But their extraordinary beauty, technical excellence along with the rarity made them among the most sought after, most expensive prints among the 20th century Japanese prints.
Width Item 11.8 inches = 30.0 cm
Height Item 17.5 inches = 44.5 cm
Width Image 11.4 inches = 29.0 cm
Height Image 17.2 inches = 43.8 cm
|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:|
|Artist Bio:||A Note on the 1970's/80's restrikes:|
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.
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.
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.