Artwork Details for Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) "Bamboo in Early Summer"
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Bamboo in Early Summer
by Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪
|Artist:||Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪|
|Title:||Bamboo in Early Summer|
|Date:||1954 (this artwork: Later Edition)|
|Publisher:||Unsodo - 芸艸堂|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Large Oban - 大大判, about 27 x 41cm (sheet size)
|Condition:||Fine impression and condition. Full margins. No tears, creases, folds, foxing or stains.|
|Notes:||In the left margin are title, Unsodo publisher's seal, printer's seal, carver's seal, and Unsodo 'Gei' watermark. Kasamatsu red seal in right of image.
The cut-out in the bottom right corner (known as a 'kento cut') are due to the printing process.
|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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