Artwork Details for Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) "Bijin Watching Carp"

Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - Bijin Watching Carp

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Bijin Watching Carp
by Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪

Artist:Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪
Title:Bijin Watching Carp (1)
Medium:Scroll/Makuri roll - 掛軸ーまくり
Format:Long scroll - 掛軸, approx. 56 x 200cm
Condition:Very good condition. Basically no wear and only very minor spot-soiling consistant with a scroll of this age.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:8412-Kasamatsu_Shiro
Notes:Hand-painted on silk, with deluxe elements such as gold metallic pigments, gold silk, and glazed clay/enamel end roller. The artist signature (upper left) is almost identical to that found on Kasamatsu's pre-war Watanabe-published woodblock prints, thus confirming this scroll's artist attribution and dating to the pre-war (1930s) period. His signatures on the post-war Unsodo-published prints have the same kanji characters of course, but are written quite differently. Very rare - I've seen only one other Kasamatsu scroll over the last seven years.
(1) This artwork is either untitled or the title is unknown.
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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