Artwork Details for Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) "Matsushima Godaido Pagoda"

Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - Matsushima Godaido Pagoda

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Matsushima Godaido Pagoda
by Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪

Artist:Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪
Title:Matsushima Godaido Pagoda
Date:1954 (this artwork: First edition)
Publisher:Unsodo - 芸艸堂
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Large Oban - 大大判, 41 x 27cm (sheet size)
Condition:Fine impression and very good condition. Full margins. No tears, creases, folds, foxing or stains. Slight natural age toning, a spot in the sky at left, and a light paper chain-line crease in the bottom margin that extends slightly into the image area.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:9524-Kasamatsu_Shiro
Notes:A picturesque scene from the base of the famous 5-storey pagoda of Matsushima, 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.
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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