| Item number:TS-17
(Marumage Hair Style)
by Tatsumi Shimura
"Marumage" (Marumage hair style) fine woodblock print by Tatsumi Shimura (1907-1980). From "Five Figures of Modern Beauties" ("Gendai Bijin Fuzoku Gotai"). “Marumage” is a type of traditional hairstyle for married women. Printed ca 1953. It comes with original folder. (folder is toned from it's age.) Carver; Chushichi Nakagawa, Printer; Ryuji Onodera, and Publisher; Nihon Hanga Kenkyu sho. Carver name and printer name on the lower right margin and publisher seal on the right bottom margin. Artist signature “Tatsumi” and red seal “Tatsumi” located in lower right of image. Deeply embossed title "Marumage" in Kanji in center bottom margin. Paper size is 11 and 3/4 inches by 18 and 1/2 inches. (29 x 46.5 cm) Highly detailed carving. Skillfully over-printed hairlines. Beautiful colors. Lightly embossed. Absolutely stunning original hand Japanese made woodblock print. Pristine condition. This is icon of very best Japanese skill in woodblock prints.
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