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Notes (1st edition)Title Arranging Hair After a Bath Artist Hakuho Hirano 1879-1957 Seal artist's seal (Haku) Dated 1932 Technique/Medium Woodblock print Description Arranging hair after a bath. Typical Hakuho's bijin prints with muted colors. Fine pink gradations around the contour of the body. Format Oban tate-e Width 10.6 inches = 27.0 cm Height 15.7 inches = 40.0 cm
Publisher (this edition): Watanabe Shozaburo Watanabe Shozaburo Watanabe Shozaburo Watanabe Shozaburo Watanabe Shozaburo Watanabe Shozaburo
Date of this item: 1932 1932 1932 1932 1932
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
Title Arranging Hair After a Bath - rare -
Artist Hakuho Hirano 1879-1957
Description A beauty is arranging hair after a bath. Typical Hakuho's bijin prints with muted colors. Fine pink gradations around the contour of the body. Hakuho was an accomplished Nihon-ga painter. He made only six recorded bijin-ga (depicting beautiful women) prints. Two of them were shown in the famed Toledo Exhibition in 1936.
The alluring "bijin" (the beauty) prints in Shin Hanga period have been the highlight of Japanese woodblock print making tradition. Many of the originals from the period command the prices over $3000 today.
Seal Artist's seal (Haku) on the lower left under the date.
Dated 1932.
Medium Woodblock print.
Impression Excellent - very good ... Lightly embossed.
Colors Excellent - very good ... Fine gradations.
Condition Excellent - Very good ... Lightly creased.
Format Dai-Oban
Width Item 10.9 inches = 27.7 cm
Height Item 15.7 inches = 39.8 cm
Monday, 28 March 2005

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Saturday, 12 February 2005

Shin Hanga: After the Bath

Artist: Hakuho
Format: Large oban tate-e: 15.25" x 11"

Subject: A naked girl, fresh from the bath, putting a poppin (a musical toy pipe) into her hair-do.

Publisher: Watanabe(?)

Date: 1934

Condition: Full size. A minor paper flaw on the girl's shoulder. Generally fine state of preservation.

Colour: Very good

Impression: Fine with extensive blind printing on the girl's body

Title Arranging Hair After a Bath
Artist Hakuho Hirano 1879-1957
Seal artist's seal (Haku)
Dated 1932
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Impression excellent the drawer on the left embossed
Colors excellent - very good gold colored metallic pigment on her hair ornament, fine gradations
Condition very good light toning, two light linear markings on the lower middle, the lower area and upper background lightly creased, two pin size holes on the left margin.
Description Arranging hair after a bath. Typical Hakuho's bijin prints with muted colors. Fine pink gradations around the contour of the body.
Format Oban tate-e
Width 10.6 inches = 27.0 cm
Height 15.7 inches = 40.0 cm
Saturday, 29 October 2005

Artist: Hakuho
Title: Nude at the Mirror
Print Type: Original Woodblock Print
Edition No: 2nd
Date: (1932)
Size: 15-1/2 x 11 "
Condition: Fine impression, color & state.
Thursday, 23 October 2008

ARTIST: Hirano Hakuho

PRINT TITLE: Arranging Hair

PRINT SIZE: This overall print measures about 15-3/8 inches by 10-3/4 inches.


The image area measures about 14-3/8 inches by 10- 1/16inches.

PRINT HISTORY: On May 6, 2005, this print was found and purchased from a store that sold used books that was in the process of closing and is no longer in business. I found this print under a stack of papers along with other prints in the store. The previous owner of the print informed me that this print was part of a collection that her and her husband had acquired years ago.
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