Yoshikawa Kanpo


Kanpo’s Creative Prints, First Series: The Geisha Hinazo
(Kanpo Sosaku-Hanga Shu Daiishu: Hinazo)

wearing a blue kimono decorated with a white morning glory pattern, her cream colored obi decorated with purple and green wave roundels, the dark grey background embellished with mica; dated and signed, Taisho juichinen shoka (Taisho 11 [1922], early summer), Kanpo, followed by the square rectangular publisher's seal, Sato Sho han (Sato Shotaro), and sealed again at the lower left corner, Sato Sho, blocks carved by Maeda Kentaro, ca. 1922

dai oban tate-e 16 1/4 by 11 3/8 in., 41.4 by 29 cm

This design is the fifth from a series of six published by Sato Shotaro from 1922-1924 with the blocks carved by Maeda Kentaro and printed by Oiwa Tokuzo in limited editions of 200. While this print does not have the printed limited edition seal found on verso of the earliest edition, a side by side comparison with one example reveals virtual no other differences- a testament to quality of Sato Shotaro'd production standards as well as the remarkable consistency of a highly-skilled printer.

Dorothy Brown, Modern Japanese Prints, The Toledo Museum of Art, 1997, no. 331
Carolyn M. Putney, Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, 2013, p. 321, cat. 337

(inv. no. 10-1015)

price: $2,200


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