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Lot 0068
  • Artist: Hirano Hakuho
  • Title: Summer Kimono
  • Publisher: Shozaburo Watanabe
  • Date: 1936, this is a later edition published from the original woodblocks
  • Medium: Japanese Woodblock Print
  • Size: 9.1 x 19.1 inches

    HIRANO HAKUHO (1879-1957) was a Japanese artist born in Kyoto, who studied ukiyo-e painting as a youth and was primarily self taught. In the early 1930's, he collaborated with the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo, designing at least six prints. Like many other bijin-ga artists, Hakuho portrayed beautiful Japanese women as they dress or arrange their hair. However, in the majority of his prints, the woman is depicted from the side or back, mysteriously concealing her face and emotions. This unusual perspective creates a voyeuristic intimacy, both distancing and drawing in the viewer. It also emphasizes the back of the woman's neck, considered erotic in Japan. Hakuho's prints, characterized by graceful lines, muted colors, and swirling baren lines (gomazuri), depict the traditional ideal of Japanese femininity.

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  • Condition

    Fine, no flaws

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    Hirano Hakuho Woodblock Summer Kimono

    Estimate $750 - $1,000Oct 14, 2018
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