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Notes (1st edition)
Publisher (this edition): Hashiguchi Goyo Yuyudo Yuyudo Yuyudo Yuyudo Yuyudo Yuyudo Yuyudo Tanseisha Tanseisha Yuyudo Iwasaki Shoten Watanabe
Date of this item: 1920 1960s/70s 1960s/70s 1970s/80s 1970s/80s 1970s/80s 1970s/80s 1970s/80s 1970s/80s 1970s/80s 1970s/80s 1988 October 2010s
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
Thursday, 21 January 2010

Artist: Hashiguchi Goyo (1880-1921) View


Title: Woman combing her hair

Date Of Work: 1920

Publisher: Privately published

Dimensions: 17.75 x 13.5

Condition: Fine impression, color and condition.

Notes
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Kami Sukeru Onna (Woman Combing Her Hair) by Hashiguchi Goyo. Genuine woodblock print. Print is dated June Taisho 9 (1920). Later impression. Fine condition, color and impression. Never been framed. 18.4 x 13.8 inches. Mica background. Good ink bleedthrough. Yuyudodehan publisher's seal, Maeda carver's seal and printer's seal on verso. Compare to print on page 43 of the book "The Female Image 20th Century Print of Japanese Beauties". Original presentation folio included.


Saturday, 17 May 2008

65-343
Onna rokudai (Six subjects of women): after Hashiguchi Goyo, 6 sheets, complete, original size, published by Yuyudo
150,000 YEN
Woman Combing Her Hair, 1920

Hashiguchi Goyo, 20th century master-

With the permission of Goyofs heirs, a couple small commemorative runs of his prints were produced. These prints are also very rare today. But, they offer an opportunity to collect a Goyo woodblock reprint at a cost more in line with most collectorsf budgets. These reprints were produced to the same exacting standard of Goyofs originals. Expert carvers were contracted to produce the highest quality wood blocks and printers meticulously reprinted Goyofs originals with the same attention to quality and detail. These reprints are on beautiful, hand made paper printed with the same colors and mica detail as Goyofs originals. The prints offered tonight in our auctions are from one of those reprint sets.

This Print; Woman Combing Her Hair- Fantastic Goyo print in a soft, simple color scheme on a luminous white background. The print depicting a young beauty in a cotton kimono combing her lustrous black hair. Her beautiful white skin and lovely face set off against the soft colors in the kimono and her black hair. A classic design and, without question, a 29th century woodblock masterpiece. This print with a soft, shimmering mica added to the white background replicating the original- beautiful effect.

Signed- Goyo-ga
Image size- 12 7/8" x 17 1/4" (+ full margins)
Sheet size- 13 5/8" x 19 3/8"
Condition- Perfect condition with no flaws to note. Excellent color, no fading, fine linework. This print has been stored only, never framed.
Kami Sukeru Onna (Woman Combing Her Hair) by Hashiguchi Goyo. Genuine woodblock print. Print is dated June Taisho 9 (1920). Later impression. Fine condition, color and impression. Never been framed. 18.4 x 13.8 inches. Mica background. Good ink bleedthrough. Yuyudodehan publisher's seal, Maeda carver's seal and printer's seal on verso. Compare to print on page 43 of the book "The Female Image 20th Century Print of Japanese Beauties". Original presentation folio included.
Kami Sukeru Onna (Woman Combing Her Hair) by Hashiguchi Goyo. Genuine woodblock print. Print is dated June Taisho 9 (1920). Later impression. Very good condition. Foxing as shown in scan. Fine color and impression. Never been framed. 18.8 x 13.9 inches. Mica background. Good ink bleedthrough. Yuyudodehan publisher's seal, Maeda carver's seal and Ito Chujo printer's seal on verso. Compare to print on page 43 of the book "The Female Image 20th Century Print of Japanese Beauties". Original presentation folio included.

Woman Combing Her Hair, March 1920 (fine 1970fs woodblock reprint)
Hashigushi Goyo (1880 - 1921)

Woman Combing Her Hair - This classic ? portrait of a young beauty combing her long hair is one of the most well known and sought after images of the shin-hanga period. The design is wonderful with the young beauty in an informal robe after the bath, depicted in a private moment. She is self absorbed in her own beauty and gazes in an alluring manner toward the viewer. This incredible image epitomizes Goyofs talent for capturing the elegant sensuality of a young Japanese beauty in a woodlock print image. It is this portrait and his image of a beauty applying makeup and the young woman after bath (see our other Ebay auctions this evening) that he is most well known for.

This Goyo reprint- In the 1970fs a small group of woodblock reprints were made of Goyofs incredible images. His prints are so rare and sought after, these prints offered an opportunity to have a Goyo print without the expense of an original. If one can be found, an original of this Goyo print sells in the $15,000 - $30,000 range. This print is a unique opportunity and a great value. These prints of Goyofs works are the only woodblock reprints ever produced of his prints and are very hard to come by. The detail is incredible with a lovely glistening white mica applied to the entire background (as in Goyofs original). This subtle touch gives the entire work a shimmering effect. This woodblock print was produced to the highest standards.

Signed- Goyo-ga with red artistfs seal
Sealed- In blue in margin by publisher, carver and printer
Image size- 10 7/8h x 17 1/4h (as with original Goyos, large woodblock print)
Condition- Perfect, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins
Kami Sukeru Onna (Woman Combing her Hair) by Hashiguchi Goyo. Genuine woodblock print dated March Taisho 9 (1920). Later Showa era impression. Near perfect condition. Nice ink bleedthrough. Nice mica background. Goyo characters and red seal, and date in left of image. 18.8 x 14.3 inches. Narazaki supervisor's seal, carver's and printer's seal in leftt margin. One of Goyo's best bijin scenes. Comes with original presentation folder.

Wednesday, 28 December 2005

Set of 6 Prints by Goyo in the original case. Excellent condition. Numbered edition, marked "not for sale" in Japanese - evidently this was a private publication when it was first created. These prints were produced by Yuyudo publishing house in Japan. Often they are sold individually, sometimes described as being sanctioned by the family of Goyo. That was a separate edition that was sold publicly in a limited edition of 150, evidently. This is different but the printings and carvings are just as masterly. Probably some of the same printers and carvers were involved.
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Friday, 25 February 2011

HASHIGUCHI GOYO
Woman Combing Her Hair
Date: originally published 1920, this print is a later edition published by Watanabe
Size: large oban approx. 13.8" x 18.7" overall
Condition: VG, faint barely visible center fold; minor soil
Impression: Fine, with mica background and texture in kimono design (see photos below).
Color: Fine, deep saturated color, excellent texture and bleed through
Documentation: page 43 of The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties Hotei, 2000; this print also appears in almost every catalog referencing Shin Hanga and 20th Century Japanese art. It is one of the most recognizable prints of the era.

Watanabe is now publishing this design. It is a new release in the past two months. I would guess that Watanabe either rented or purchased Yu-yu do's blocks and that all previous editions are exhausted from that publisher. Not a fake I'm afraid, but a new edition.

- belsipe
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