絵師: Tatsumi Shimura
作品名: Maihime (Dancing Girl)
Wednesday, 1 August 2007 This Rare Series; The series was published by the Nihon Hanga Kenkyusho publisher of Tokyo in 1953. There has been conjecture as to the actual number of prints released. While the brochure that accompanied the complete set noted a limited edition release of 300 prints, some accounts have the number actually printed as low as 100 prints of each design. This was a fairly common practice among 20th century publishers and prints were produced in groups as they sold. We have never sold prints from this series and don't anticipate having them again. The set that we are selling from this evening was the property of an elderly Japanese collector/dealer who lived in the USA and is being sold from his estate. Comments- A stunning, exceptional shin-hanga beauty print by Tatsumi. The young woman with a scarf over her head, and a few strands of hair falling loose, is the epitome of a Japanese beauty. An elegant and sophisticated young woman, she looks demurely down. A wonderful image with beautiful wood grain detail in the kimono, lovely, subtle embossing on the headscarf. The print title "Dancing Girl (Maihime)" is embossed in Japanese in lower margin, center. Signed-Tatsumi's signature in the lower right with the red Tatsumi seal below Publisher- Nihon Hanga Kenkyusho (operated until 1953), carver and printer's seal in the right margin (see photo). Image size- 9 7/8" x 14 5/8" Paper size- 11 1/4" x 18 1/4" Condition- In excellent condition, as shown. Beautiful rich color and fine detail. A full sheet (with registration chop) - not trimmed. Outstanding and a good choice for the discerning collector.