Artwork Details for Shima, Seien (1892-1970) "After the Bath"


Shima, Seien (1892-1970) - After the Bath - 湯あがり

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After the Bath - 湯あがり
by Shima, Seien (1892-1970) - 島成園

Artist:Shima, Seien (1892-1970) - 島成園
Title:After the Bath - 湯あがり
Series:Twelve Aspects of Fine Women - 名品おんな十二題
Date:1924 (this item: Posthumous strike)
Publisher:Ishukankokai - 遺珠刊行会
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Large Oban - 大大判, 33 x 48cm (sheet size)
Condition:Finely printed with excellent detail and beautiful original colour as expected with these high quality prints. Gorgeous mica background. Good texture and ink bleedthrough. A nice full sheet, not trimmed. Excellent overall with no issues to report.
Price:$1410 (EMS Express worldwide shipping: $40)
Artwork Code:11231-Shima_Seien
Notes:Subject: Young woman after the bath.
Title: Shichigatsu Yuagari (July, after the bath)


Large size measures 18.9 x 13.0 inches. Later Showa era impression with Narazaki supervisor's seal, Koike carver's seal and Uchikawa printer's seal in left margin. Highly detailed carving. This series was a limited edition printing of only 100 prints. Comes with original deluxe folder. See the full series here.

Original series information: Shin ukiyo-e bijin awase (New series of ukiyo-e beauties).
Signature: Seien.
Date: 1924.
Size: Large oban, 44,8x28,5 cm.
Publisher: Murakami.




Reference: Muneshige Narazaki (a cura di). Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in Western Collections. The Muller Collection. Tokyo, 1990, n.132.
Ota Memorial Museum. Meiji-Taisho Bijin Hanga Ten. Prints of Beauties from the Meiji Taisho era. Tokyo, 1993, n.55.
Amy Newland e Hamanaka Shinji. The female image 20th century prints of Japanese beauties. Leiden, 2000, n.125.
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