Artwork Details for Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) "Rice Planting"

Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - Rice Planting - 田うえ

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Rice Planting - 田うえ
by Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪

Artist:Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪
Title:Rice Planting - 田うえ
Date:1953 (this artwork: First edition)
Publisher:Unsodo - 芸艸堂
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Large Oban - 大大判, about 27 x 41cm (sheet size)
Condition:Good, but there are three soft horizontal folds across the print. Fortunately they are not too obtrusive. Remnant of original folder mount on the verso.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:13693-Kasamatsu_Shiro
Notes:This is a first-edition by the original Unsodo printer, Shinmi, not by the recent Unsodo printer. In the left margin are title, Unsodo publisher's seal, printer's seal, carver's seal, first edition dating, and Unsodo 'Gei' watermark. Kasamatsu red seal in lower right of image.
The cut-out in the bottom right corner (known as a 'kento cut') is 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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