This extremely rare woodblock print "夏たけて- Natsu Takete" (Late Summer) is by Tatsumi Shimura (1907-1980). From "Five Figures of Modern Beauties" (現代美人風俗五態 - Gendai Bijin Fuzoku Gotai). Please notice her fan has Hokusai’s “Red Fuji “ design. Published by Nihon Hanga Kenkyusho. Publisher seal, pencil numbered, and hand-signed in bottom margin. Red Tatsumi seal and Tatsumi characters in the upper right of the image. Carver's seal Chushichi Nakagawa and the printer's seal Ryuji Onodera in the right margin. The deeply embossed title "Natsu Takete" in Kanji in center bottom margin. His print shows the beauty in one moment of a Japanese woman's natural gesture. Highly detailed carving. Lightly embossed. Absolutely stunning handmade woodblock print. This is an icon of the very best Japanese skill in woodblock prints.
Paper size: 11 and 1/4 x 18 and 1/4 inches (28.5 x 46.5 cm)
Image size: 10 x 14 and 7/8 inches (25.4 x 37.8 cm)
Sheet number: 123/300
Date: 1980 (Showa 55 nen)
Signed: Handsigned “Tatsumi” on the bottom margin.
Condition: Outstanding condition.
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