Shin Hanga prints

  Design: Kitano Tsunetomi (1880-1947)  
  Title: The heroine Umekawa in ‘Meido no Hikyaku’  
  Size: 38.8 x 27.5 cm (dai ōban)  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Theo Janssen
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Special effects: subtle gold mica background; silver highlight on hairpin; snowflakes in gofun (powdered seashells).

Published in 1923.

Artist’s seal in top right of the print.

Names of carver and printer in left bottom margin (from right to left):

Character Translation Character Translation
ho(ru) shu
su(ru) su(ru)
Yama 西 Nishi
gushi mura
Ka Kuma
zue kichi


Provenance: Chris Uhlenbeck’s Hotei Japanese Prints

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