The Heron Maiden
Date: 1925
Heron Maiden. The beautiful and tragic heron maiden peers out from her sheltering robes, her face a study in subtlety. Large snowflakes have been hand-applied with gofun, in addition to a background of silver mica. Considered one of the top designs in the shin hanga category of beautiful women (bijin-ga). Note that the Muller example shown in the seminal book “The new wave” also is toned, with damage to the mica. This image was chosen for the cover of “The Women of Shin Hanga” (2013) book.
Publisher: Nezu Saitarô
Condition: Excellent impression and color; very good condition. Borders have some toning, as is often the case.
Inventory Number: TSU010
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