TSUNETOMI (1880-1947). Umekawa.
Artist: Kitano Tsunetomi (1880-1947)
Subject: The heroine Umekawa in the play Meido no hikyaku by Chikamatsu Monzaemon.
Series: Dai Chikamatsu zenshu, furoku mokuhan (Supplement to the complete works of Chikamatsu).
Signature: Artist seal Tsunetomi.
Size: Large oban, 45,3x29,5
Medium: Woodblock color print
Literature: Another impression is illustrated in Amy Newland and Hamanaka Shinji. The Female Image 20th century prints of Japanese beauties. Leiden 2000, no. 106. Riegle Stephens (edito da). The New Wave: Twentieth-century Japanese prints from the Robert 0. Muller Collection. London 1983, no. 141.
Remarks: On the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of the Chikamatsu Monzaemon the series of his theatre works were published in 15 volumes from 1922 to 1925. A supplement including 16 woodblock prints by different artists illustrating scenes from various plays was published simultaneously. This design by Tsunetomi is the best in the set.
Conditions: Fine impression and color, some foxing on the reverse, very good conditions.
Item no: G 229
Price: Euro 750