Hashiguchi Goyo: (1881-1921) “Sketch of a beauty”
Artist:Hashiguchi Goyo (1881-1921) “Sketch of a beauty” (From the series ‘Collection of Sketches of Beauties’ – 1976)
Technique: Commemorative reprint / Lithograpy
Size : 301 x 495 mm
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Commemorative reprint / Lithograpy
About the artist:
Graphite on paper sketch (Commemorative reprint published by Sanseido) – Hashiguchi Goyo (1880–1921) – Graphite on Paper Sketch no. 12 – From the series ‘Collection of Sketches of Beauties’ – 1976
Hashiguchi Goyo is one of the most famous Japanese woodblock print artists of the 20th century. Goyo only lived to be 41 years old and his output is very limited (11 ‘bijin-ga’, 4 landscapes, 1 ‘kacho-e’).
Because of his premature death, Goyo left behind a great volume of unfinished work, including a sketchbook with 25 sketches of Beauties (1918–1921). Some of the sketches are very well known as they were used as ‘genga’ (base sketches) for his woodblock prints.
In 1976, publisher Sanseido produced a limited commemorative edition (in an edition of 500 copies) of 25 sketches from his famous sketchbook, commissioned by Goyo’s heirs.
The very delicate printing process used for this is most likely lithographic. Each sketch is printed on high-quality museum art paper. Very detailed, same size and identical to Goyo’s original graphite sketches, including the scribbles.
The offered sketch no. 14 comes from set number 209 (edition size: 500). The edition number can be seen on the box the sketch was originally stored in. The box will not be included.
The work is in very good condition.
Right from the gallery of the artist/publisher.
Image measurements (excluding margins): 301 x 495 mm
Total measurements: 370 x 520 mm
Will be send worldwide between hardboard and carton plates to prevent any damage in transport.