Original Maekawa Senpan (1888 - 1960) Japanese Woodblock Print
Series; Creative Prints by Famous Modern Artists
Bathing, 1959 - Charming image of a woman in a bathhouse, patting the side of her face with a cloth as she kneels alongside a pool with water flowing into it from a trough at left. Maekawa Senpan's is best known for his series "Hot Spring Notes," which depicts the traditional Japanese custom of bathing at hot springs and bath houses. His woodblocks have a simple, folk art-like quality that is very appealing. This design is from a 1959 folio of ten prints titled "Creative Prints by Famous Modern Artists," distributed by Japan's Modern and Famed Print Art Association. It comes with the original certificate in Japanese and English (see below).
- Senpan Maekawa in pencil in bottom margin, dated 1959
Artist - Maekawa Senpan (1888 - 1960)
Image Size - 9" x 11 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Tape residue on reverse at top corners from previous mounting with slight bleed-through to front. Slight toning, a couple creases at edges. Please see photos for details.