Kasamatsu Shiro


Arranging Flowers

signed Shiro, with artist's seal Shiro, titled at the upper left margin, Ikebana, with publisher's watermark Gei (or Un) in lower left corner, and grey seal in middle left margin, Unsodo han (Unsodo Publishing), followed by printer's seal, Shinmi Saburo, carver's seal hori Nagashima (Nagashima Michio), and dated Showa nijukyunen saku (made in Showa 29 [1954])

oban tate-e 16 by 11 in., 40.7 by 27.8 cm

This impression is a rare example due to the presence of the date along with all of the publication details, suggesting that this is likely an early printing of this design. There are (likely slightly later) impressions of this design that still have the publication details with the same printer's seal, but bear the seal of a different carver, Ohkura Hanbei. Other extant impressions, produced after Shiro began carving and printing all of his own prints in 1960, omit the date, and sometimes all of the information on the margin other than the title.

Andreas Gund, Shiro Kasamatsu: The Complete Woodblock Prints (revised), 2021, p. 122, no. 70 (without publication details or date in margin)

(inv. no. 10-4952)

price: $750


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