Ohira Kasen, Two, After a Bath

Kasen, Two, After a Bath detail

Ohira Kasen, 1900-1983

Twenty-Four Figures of Charming Women: Two, After a Bath (suggested title)
(Adesugata Nijushiko: Yuagari, Ni)

a seated nude with leans back with her arms partially through the sleeves of a red and white patterned under-robe, with karazuri (blind-printing) on her nose and collar bone; the red cartouche at the upper right corner with the series title, Adesugata nijushiko; signed at lower left, Kasen, with artist's red circular seal, Kasen; publisher’s mark Yamase, ca. 1931

dai oban tate-e 15 3/8 by 10 1/4 in., 39.2 by 26 cm

Ohira Kasen (given name Masao), studied with Matsubayashi Keigetsu (1876-1963), a kuchi-e illustrator who became a leading Nanga artist. In addition to this series, Kasen designed another bijinga series, Twenty-four Sections of Tokyo which was also published by Shinbisha.

Reference:
Helen Merritt, Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, 1992, p. 117

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