Artwork Details for Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) "Front of Engakuji Temple in Kamakura"

Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - Front of Engakuji Temple in Kamakura

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Front of Engakuji Temple in Kamakura
by Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪

Artist:Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪
Title:Front of Engakuji Temple in Kamakura
Date:1953 (this item: First edition)
Publisher:Unsodo - 芸艸堂
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Oban - 大判, Sheet size about 41 x 27cm
Condition:Fine impression and condition. Full margins. No tears, creases, folds, or foxing. Some spots at margin edges (often found on Unsodo prints).
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:9614-Kasamatsu_Shiro
Notes:A quiet oban tate-e scene of Engakuji Temple by Shiro Kasamatsu. This print is a rare first edition, as indicated by the printing of the date in the lower left margin. This date seal was carved off the woodblock after the first edition. Also in the left margin are Unsodo publisher's seal, Shinmi printer's seal, Nagashima carver's seal, and Unsodo watermark. Kasamatsu Japanese signature and red seal in lower right of image. Kasamatsu signature in English in bottom margin.
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.
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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