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Artist: Kawase Hasui
Gosho Ningyo (Costumed Doll) #18 from the series The Japanese Dolls Gosho-Ningyo
c. 1930
approx. 8.5" x 9.6"
Condition: VG, still attached to its original numbered backing sheet; slight tone as shown otherwise fine
Impression: Fine, printed on soft medium thickness Japanese paper, embossed
Color: Fine, deep saturated multicolored metallic pigments used, and bleed through to verso
Documentation: Kawase Hasui -- The Complete Woodblock Prints, Hotei, 2003, Volume 1, page 151
Rare doll print by Kawase Hasui. An unusual Hasui motif, as the artist normally concentrated on landscape prints, and is generally considered one of the greatest Japanese landscape artists of the 20th century. A rarity by the artist that is not often seen. From the series of 24 designs of doll prints, "Gosho Nigyo," which were printed by Kato Junji and published by Meiji Shobo. "Kamishimo."