Original Junichiro Sekino (1914 - 1988) Japanese Woodblock Print
Title Page for Twelve Months of Maiko
Series; Twelve Months of Maiko
Twelve Months of Maiko - Designed 1973 - 1976, Jun'ichiro Sekino's "Twelve Months of Maiko" series features portraits of maiko or apprentice geisha, beautifully dressed for the season with elegantly styled hair and accessories. Using a narrow vertical format, Sekino crops the images to show the women in close-up, focusing on the details of fabric, makeup, and hairstyling. He presents these traditional entertainers and hostesses in his distinctly modern style, contrasting bold calligraphic outlines with more delicate strokes. These prints are quite large, measuring over 22 inches tall, and many feature deluxe treatments such as embossing or mica. Each is printed on the artist's watermarked paper, with red artist's seal "Jun," and signed and numbered in pencil in the bottom margin. Images from this limited edition series are highly desirable and rarely seen on the market. A fantastic choice for a sosaku hanga collector.
Please note - The title page is not signed or numbered, but it has the red artist's "Jun" seal.
Artist - Junichiro Sekino (1914 - 1988)
Image Size - 22" x 6 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple spots, a few small indents in margins, lightly indented horizontal line near bottom from edge of the wood block. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details. Good condition overall.