Kobayakawa Kiyoshi, The Geisha Ichimaru

Kobayakawa Kiyoshi, 1896-1948

The Geisha Ichimaru

a variant impression with a lighter palette, with a background of very fine mica, signed Kiyoshi, with artist's seal Kobayakawa, published by Takamizawa, ca.1933

oban tate-e 16 by 10 3/8 in., 40.6 by 26.4 cm

Kiyoshi received a special mention at the 1933 government-sponsored Teiten exhibition for his submission, a painting titled Ichimaru, upon which this print is likely based.

Amu Reigle Stephens, gen. ed., The new wave: Twentieth-century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, p. 177, pl. 222
Amy Reigle Newland and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties, 2000, p. 147, pl. 198



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