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Woman after a Bath

Woman after a Bath 化粧の女
by Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921)

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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 of first edition?1920
Date of this artwork?1960s/70s (may not be accurate)
Publisher (first edition)?Hashiguchi Goyo
Publisher (this edition)?Hashiguchi Goyo
Medium (first edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (first edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 44178
Notes (first edition)?
Title Woman after a Bath
Artist Goyo Hashiguchi 1880-1921 Biography Short Biography
Signature 'Goyo'.
Seal Artist's seal.
Dated 1920.
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. Note that there may be some inaccuracies:

作家 橋口五葉
題名 『女六題』
略歴 はしぐち・ごよう 明治13年~大正10年 鹿児島市生 本名は清 橋本雅邦、黒田清輝に師事 明治38年東京美術学校西洋画科卒業 同40年第1回文展『羽衣』入選 版画は大正4年『浴後裸女』(木版)をはじめて公刊した 他に『化粧美人』『浴後の女』『着物をつける美人』など日本版画史上特筆すべき作品がある

詳細 手摺木版6枚組
悠々洞出版 解説:山口桂三郎

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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