Sebastian Izzard LLC
Woman Applying Makeup (Keshō no onna)
Color woodblock print, with gold pigment highlights and mica ground
21⅝ x 15¼ in. (54.9 x 38.7 cm)
Taishō shichinen (Seventh year of Taishō, 1918)
Signed: Goyō ga
Block-cutter: [Takano Shichinosuke]
Printer: [Somekawa Kanzō]
Certification: Tokudai nijū go (Special edition, no. 20)
ASIA WEEK AUTUMN 2023
Japanese Paintings and Prints: 1910‒1935
October 4 – 27, 2023
Our Fall exhibition explores the world of Japanese prints in the first half of the twentieth century. This was an era of energy, new influences, and styles, and a refocusing of the Japanese print world by catering to new tastes. The man at the center of this revival was the entrepreneurial genius Watanabe Shōzuburō (1885–1962), whose publications form the greatest portion of the works in this exhibition. Deeply interested in Edo period ukiyo-e, Watanabe made it his project to rescue the art form, which had fallen somewhat out of fashion.
To learn more and view the exhibition, click here.