Goyo Hashiguchi, ‘Woman in Long Under Garment’, ca. 1920, Scholten Japanese Art

the model Tomi stands and closes her white underobe decorated with pink butterflies and carnations while holding her pale green sash in her mouth, with silver-white mica printed over a soft beige ground, dated and signed, Taisho kyunen gogatsu Goyo ga, (Taisho 9 [1920], 5th month) with artist's seal Go with stylized leaf design (Yo), with two circular red seals on verso accompanied by inscription in pencil, Goyo honkei no in (Goyo main line family seal); privately published by the artist ca. 1920

19 1/2 by 5 3/4 in., 49.6 by 14.5 cm

Image rights: Scholten Japanese Art

Publisher: privately published by the artist

Kato Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, vol. I, pl. 91
Amy Reigle Stephens, gen. ed., The new wave: Twentieth-century Japanese prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, p. 130, pl. 132
Amy Reigle Newland and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties, 2000, p. 45, pl. 20-1
Amy Reigle Newland, gen. ed., Printed to Perfection: Twentieth-century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 2004, p. 57, no. 29
Carolyn M. Putney, Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, 2013, p. 81, cat. 6
Andreas Marks, Seven Masters: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2015, p. 53, no. 18

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