Very elegant and lovely print from rare commemorative limited edition. Unfortunately, he died very young, at only 41 years old.
First edition prints of Goyos works are very expensive. The original blocks for his works were destroyed in the great earthquake of 1923. Fortunately, in the mid 20th century his heirs gave two of Japans finest woodblock printers, Tanseisha and Yuyudo, permission to publish very small limited commemorative editions of his masterworks. The prints from these editions were skillfully printed from meticulously recarved blocks and are of the highest quality. Instead of following in the footsteps of the earlier ukiyo-e artists who most often chose their models from the famous courtesans of their time, Goyo preferred to paint the geishas, waitresses and maids of his era.
This lovely model is Nakatani Tsuru, a restaurant waitress and a favorite poser for Goyo. She is shown sitting on a red patterned cushion looking directly at the viewer, apparently in a pensive mood. She has a light, transparent summer kimono loosely draped around her. The print has lovely color and fine soft mica detail. This exquisite print would be a wonderful choice for the collector or interior decorator.It would be striking displayed on your home or office wall. Goyos masterworks are in the collections of many of the worlds great museums. Among them are the Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York; the Museum of Fine Arts , Boston; and the Art Institute of Chicago , Chicago. TITLE: Young Woman in a Summer Kimono. SEAL: Go with leaf pattern. MEDIUM: Authentic polychrome woodblock print. Ink and color on handmade paper. 17 x 11; (43,2 cm x 27,9 cm). 18 3/8 x 12 ½; (46,7 cm x 31.8 cm). CONDITION: Rare limited edition commemorative print. Striking color and incredible detail. Please take a moment to examine the scans. To see all of our Gallerys current offerings. To see our new listings as they become available. The item "Beautiful GOYO Japanese commemorative woodblock print WOMAN IN A SUMMER KIMONO" is in sale since Friday, July 5, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints". The seller is "ukiarts" and is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
mid 20th century