Two Maiko on Veranda with Rainbow from Maisugata (Dancing Figure)
woodblock printed book illustration, with artist's seal Hiro, ca. 1916
koban 6 3/4 by 4 1/4 in., 17.2 by 10.7 cm
Nakazawa Hiromitsu was a painter trained in the Western-style (yoga) who provided illustrations for numerous newspapers, magazines and novels, and from 1905 until 1920, was one of the most prolific artists contributing to sketch-tour books, an important precursor of shin hanga landscape prints. The publication Maisugata (Dancing Figure) portrayed one day in the life of a maiko (young geisha in training).
Helen Merritt, and Nanako Yamada, Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, 1992, pp. 106-107
The Lavenberg Collection of Japanese Prints, www.myjapanesehanga.com (artist's biography and publications)
(inv. no. 10-5474)
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