Artwork Details for Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) "Moon at Matsushima"


Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - Moon at Matsushima

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Moon at Matsushima
by Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪

Artist:Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪
Title:Moon at Matsushima
Date:1954 (this item: Later edition)
Publisher:Unsodo - 芸艸堂
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Large Oban - 大大判, Sheet size about 27 x 41cm
Condition:Fine impression and condition. Full margins. No tears, creases, folds, foxing or stains.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:8114-Kasamatsu
Notes:Moon at Matsushima, by Shiro Kasamatsu. In the left margin are title, Unsodo publisher's seal, Shinmi printer's seal, Nagashima carver's seal, and Unsodo watermark. Kasamatsu signature and red seal in right of image.
The mark in the right margin and the cut-out in the bottom right corner (known as a 'kento cut') are due to the printing process.

This is a mid-edition by the original Unsodo printer of the first edition (Shinmi), not by the recent Unsodo printer.

Artist Biography:
Shiro Kasamatsu ranks among the top ten Shin Hanga artists. He was born in 1896 and given the name Shiro (though with different kanji characters to those used on his prints). Kasamatsu studied Japanese-style paintings with Kaburagi Kiyochika, whose encouragement led Kasamatsu to begin designing woodblock prints for Watanabe in 1919. He published many prints with Watanabe in the 1930s and subsequently published many more with Unsodo from 1952 to 1959. In the 1960s he finished his affiliations with publishers and began self-carving and self-printing woodblock prints in the Sosaku Hanga style.
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