Shôun - Young beauty
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Yamamoto Shôun (1870-1965)
Young beauty of the Meiji period looking at a flower arrangement.
Title: Hanataba (The Flower Bouquet)
Series: Ima sugata (Present Forms)
Signature: Shôun, and artist's seal
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (Daikoku-ya)
Date: Meiji 42 (1909)
Size: Oban, 35,3 x 23,5 cm (paper size), 27,5 x 19,7 cm (print size)
Perfect, very fine impression, excellent colours, with relief printing, full margins. Two minor paper damages at a margin and a corner, at the back side's upper corners small remains of a former mounting. All in all very nice condition. Printer's stamp with date and publisher is missing at margin (as sometimes usual for this series). Rare item.
Literature: Gotô Masako, Yamamoto Shôun, Kat. Museum of Art, Kochi 2005, No 57 (Fig.). See also: Gotô Masako, Yamamoto Shôun. His Life and Works. In: Daruma. Japanese Art & Antiques Magazine, No 62, 2009, pp 36-51.