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Hirano Hakuho Woodblock Woman Arranging Hair

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Description
  • Artist: Hirano Hakuho (1879-1957)
  • Title: Woman Arranging Hair
  • Date: 1932
  • Medium: Woodblock Print
  • Size: Image 14.4 X 10.0 Inches
  • From Oliver Statler Collection (rare Print)

    Hirano Hakuho (1879-1957) was a Japanese artist born in Kyoto, who studied ukiyo-e painting as a youth and was primarily self taught. In the early 1930's, he collaborated with the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo, designing at least six prints. Like many other bijin-ga artists, Hakuho portrayed beautiful Japanese women as they dress or arrange their hair. However, in the majority of his prints, the woman is depicted from the side or back, mysteriously concealing her face and emotions. This unusual perspective creates a voyeuristic intimacy, both distancing and drawing in the viewer. It also emphasizes the back of the woman's neck, considered erotic in Japan. Hakuho's prints, characterized by graceful lines, muted colors, and swirling baren lines (gomazuri), depict the traditional ideal of Japanese femininity.

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  • Condition
    Excellent Condition, Two Hinge Remnants Top Verso Margin, Two Pieces of Tape on Verso
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    Hirano Hakuho Woodblock Woman Arranging Hair

    Estimate $1,700 - $2,000
    Feb 20, 2018
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    Lot 0018 Details

    Description
    ...
  • Artist: Hirano Hakuho (1879-1957)
  • Title: Woman Arranging Hair
  • Date: 1932
  • Medium: Woodblock Print
  • Size: Image 14.4 X 10.0 Inches
  • From Oliver Statler Collection (rare Print)

    Hirano Hakuho (1879-1957) was a Japanese artist born in Kyoto, who studied ukiyo-e painting as a youth and was primarily self taught. In the early 1930's, he collaborated with the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo, designing at least six prints. Like many other bijin-ga artists, Hakuho portrayed beautiful Japanese women as they dress or arrange their hair. However, in the majority of his prints, the woman is depicted from the side or back, mysteriously concealing her face and emotions. This unusual perspective creates a voyeuristic intimacy, both distancing and drawing in the viewer. It also emphasizes the back of the woman's neck, considered erotic in Japan. Hakuho's prints, characterized by graceful lines, muted colors, and swirling baren lines (gomazuri), depict the traditional ideal of Japanese femininity.

    Please note that this lot has a confidential reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $40.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Flat-rate of $40.00 to anywhere in the world
  • Location: This item ships from Japan

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition
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    Excellent Condition, Two Hinge Remnants Top Verso Margin, Two Pieces of Tape on Verso

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