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Kondō Shiun (fl. c. 1915– 1940)

Biography

Kondō Shiun 近藤紫雲 (fl. c. 1915-1940)

Sources: Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, Helen Merritt, University of Hawaii Press, 1992, p. 76.; The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties, Amy Riegle Newland and Hamanaka Shinji, Abe Publishing Ltd and Hotei Publishing, 2000, p. 210.

A nihonga artist who was also an illustrator, designing kuchi-e for various magazines, Kondō  also contributed designs to two woodblock print series, Comparison of New Ukiyo-e Style Beauties, 1918-1924 and Pictures of the Taishō Earthquake, 1926, both shown below.  Other than the above, no information is readily available on this artist.

While The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties, refers to the artist as "he", the artist's given name "Shiun" suggests the artist is a woman.

Comparison of New Ukiyo-e Style Beauties - Artist's Contribution



Pictures of the Taishō Earthquake - Artist's Contribution


A Pair of Painting on Silk by the Artist, dates unknown
44 1/2 x 12 5.8 in. (113 x 32 cm) each


Samples of Seals and Signatures of Artist

 
紫雲
Shiun with Shiun seal
 
紫雲
Shiun with Shiun seal
 
紫雲
Shiun with
Shiun seal
 
紫雲
Shiun with
Shiun seal
 
紫雲
Shiun with Shiun seal