Hirano Hakuhō: After the Bath (Sold)
Artist: Hirano Hakuhō
Title: After the Bath. With the Watanabe seal used in the 1930s in the left margin. Not from a limited edition, but an early printing.
The subject of this print is listed in the Watanabe sale catalogues of 1932 and 1936 with the title "After the bath". In both catalogues the print is marked "Sold out". With the Watanabe seal used in the 1930s in the left margin. Not from a limited edition, but an early printing.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Dorothy Blair, Modern Japanese Prints, Wood-block Prints by Ten Artists. Toledo: The Toledo Museum of Art, 1936, (reprint 1997), no.1. Amy Newland e Hamanaka Shinji. The female image 20th century prints of Japanese beauties. Leiden: Hotei Publishing, 2000, no.210.
Seal: Watanabe (margin); Hirano (artists seal)
Signature: Showa 7, Hakuhô ga