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Notes (1st edition)Artist: Natori Shunsen Title: Combing Her Hair Print Type: Original, Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print Series Title: Three Beauties by Shunsen Edition size: 150 Date: 1928 Publisher: S. Watanabe Reference No: Female Image, Pl. 160 Size: 15-1/4 x 10-1/2 " Notes: Red limitation seal on the reverse. A Japanese beauty of the 1920s combs her hair after bathing. A rarely seen female nude print by Natori Shunsen, who is best known for his portraits of kabuki actors. Documentation: The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, Hotei, 2000, illustrated on page 121, illustration 160 (illustration has identical seals). In 1916, the same year he released his first full-sized bijin print designed by Hashiguchi Goyo (1880-1921), Watanabe Shozaburo (1885-1962) saw Shunsen Natori's paintings of actors in an exhibition and recruited the artist to design actor prints. He published two prints for Shunsen in 1916 and 1917, and then in 1925 they began a large series, Collection of Shunsen Portraits, which was offered by subscription in numbered limited editions of 150 impressions. Like many of the artists that worked for Watanabe, the subject of Shunsen's designs were primarily limited to his forté, actor portraits. And indeed, Shunsen became one of the leading, and most prolific, artists depicting kabuki subjects. He did, however, create a few works outside of his designated genre, including this bijin-ga, one of a set of three published by Watanabe. References: Yamaguchi, Keizaburo, Natori Shunsen ten (Natori Shunsen Exhibition Catalogue), 1992, p. 74, no. 88.
Publisher (this edition): Watanabe Watanabe Watanabe Watanabe Watanabe Shozaburo Watanabe Watanabe
Date of this item: 1928 1928 1928 1928 1928
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
Natori Shunsen, 1886-1960
Three Beauties by Shunsen: Combing her Hair
(Shunsen bijin sanshi: Kamisuki)

dated Showa sannen saku (made in Showa 3 [1928]), Shunsen ga, with artist's seal Shunsen, with publishers seal at lower right, Hanken shoyu Watanabe Shozaburo (Copyright ownership Watanabe Shozaburo), collector's seal Mune (or 'So') on lower left corner, and publisher's shintei (gift) seal on verso
dai oban tate-e 15 1/2 by 10 1/2 in., 39.4 by 26.8 cm
Kamikushikezuru (??) - Combing her hair
Paper size: 26.2 x 39.2 cm. Number 60/150, published by Watanabe Shozaburo in 1928. Edition stamp verso (see detail 1).


Fine impression, colours and condition: use of blindprinting, one drying hole.
Friday, 15 July 2011

Natori Shunsen
Natori Shunsen - Combing Her Hair From The Series Three Beauties By Shunsen 29/150

Print No : 218
Artist : Natori Shunsen
Size :37.1 x 24.6cm (Image Size)
Date : 1928
Thursday, 1 May 2008

Catalog ID: 7316
Artist: Natori Shunsen
Title: Combing Her Hair
Print Type: Original, Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title: Three Beauties by Shunsen
Edition No: 147/150
Date: 1928
Publisher: S. Watanabe
Reference No: Female Image, Pl. 160
Size: 15-1/4 x 10-1/2 "
Condition: Very fine
Notes: Red limitation seal on the reverse. [Click here] to view the seal.
Monday, 11 February 2008

NATORI SHUNSEN
Woman Combing Hair
from the series "Three Beauties by Shunsen"

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Date: 1928, published by Watanabe, this is a FIRST EDITION with Watanabe "A" seal and limited edition seal on the verso (see photos)
Size: oban, with full margins, 10.375" X 15.675"
Condition: VG, paper flaws, printer's creases at right margin slightly into image area, otherwise fine, uncirculated print, never framed
Impression: Fine, solid keylines, nice surface texture, tight registration
Color: Fine, deep saturated color and bleed through to verso
Documentation: The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, Hotei, 2000, illustrated on page 121, illustration 160 (illustration has identical seals)
Provenance: From the Robert O. Muller Collection (see below for more information.
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A Japanese beauty of the 1920s combs her hair after bathing. A rarely seen female nude print by Natori Shunsen, who is best known for his portraits of kabuki actors.
Artist Shunsen (Natori)
Title Combing her hair
Series Three Beauties by Shunsen
Signed Shunsen
Date 1928
Publisher Watanabe Shosaburo
Edition 150
Format Oban (10 1/2" X 15 1/2")
Impression Fine
Condition Excellent color
Illustrated Female Image #160
Saturday, 6 August 2005

Artist Shunsen Natori

Series Three beauties by Shunsen

Title Combing her hair
Date Of Work 1928

Publisher Watanabe

Dimensions 15.625 x 10.5

Condition Beautiful impression color and condition
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