Hakuho: Beautiful nude
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Hirano Hakuhô (1879-1957)

Nude arranging her hair after the bath in front of a kyôdai mirror stand.

Seal: Haku

Publisher: Watanabe

Date: Shôwa 7, 4th month (April 1932)

Size: vertical Dai-Oban, 36,3 x 25,4 cm (image size)

Excellent impression in very good colours. Excellent condition. The contour lines of the body are overprinted with a fine rose violet colour, giving the appearance of the skin a soft glow. The Hairpin printed with gold pigment. One of the best Shin Hanga nudes.

Cf. Freer/Sackler (Robert O. Muller Collection), No. S2003.8.134; also Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, No. 1990.019.001