Original Yamamoto Shoun (1870 - 1965) Japanese Woodblock Print
Beauty Smoking a Pipe, 1906
Series; Fashions of Today (Ima Sugata)
Yamamoto Shoun - Yamamoto Shoun studied Kano school and nanga painting, and also worked as an illustrator in Tokyo for a magazine about popular sights in the city. He is perhaps best known for his lovely woodblock portraits of women published by Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya). His work bridges the traditional ukiyo-e and shin-hanga movements in Japanese art. His prints are rarely seen on the market and are highly sought after by collectors. Don't miss this opportunity to acquire a classic Shoun beauty image from this transitional period.
Special detail - Embossing on the light green kimono.
- Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)
Artist - Yamamoto Shoun (1870 - 1965)
Image Size - 10 3/4" x 7 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight soiling, a few small spots. Paper strip at right edge from previous album inclusion. Please see photos for details.