Geiko (Geisha)

Goyo Hashiguchi


Beautiful Bijin-ga print is by Goyo Hashiguchi. Published by Tanseisha. Very beautiful mica background and very nice colors. Goyo's signature and seal and original date in the image at right. Carver name; Sadao Uetani, Printer name; Kurazo Yoneda, Narazaki supervisor's seal, and Tanseisha's publisher seal on the left margin. I don't see this print on the market often. This print published in October, this print shows a seasonal reference to reddening maple leaves. The gesture of holding the cloth up to the face was much favoured by Utamaro, but the elegant, yet full-blooded color contrasts give a piquancy which is all Goyo's. The only apparent concession to Western taste is the gold ring on the left finger. Absolutely beautiful Bijin print.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 12 and 1/4 x 18 and 5/8 inches
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Originally published 1920. This print is later edition (circa 1980s)
Signed: Goyo's signature and seal in right of image.
Condition: Excellent condition. Still tipped original folder.