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Bijin and cherry tree (untitled)

Hirezaki Eihō (1880-1968)

 Japanese Color Offset Lithograph

Bijin and Cherry Tree (untitled)

from an unidentified magazine

by Hirezaki Eihō , c. 1915-early 1930s

Hirezaki Eihō (1880-1968)

IHL Cat. #1794

About This Print

An untitled illustration insert (the print has the characteristic three horizontal folds) for an unidentified magazine, likely issued between 1915 and the early 1930s. 

About Taishō-Era Bijinga Kuchi-e
Kendall Brown identifies the "golden age" of bijin kuchi-e, illustrations of beautiful women appearing in Taisho-era popular magazines, as the period between 1914 and 1921, with the genre continuing into the 1930s.

For more information on this genre and popular magazines of the period see the article Bijin Kuchi-e and Taisho-Era Popular Magazines on this website. 

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1794
 Title or Description Bijin and cherry tree (untitled)
 Magazine or Novel unknown
 Hirezaki Eihō (1880-1968)
英朋筆 Eihō hitsu
 Seal 晉司 Shinchi seal of the artist [reading of seal is not confirmed]
 Date c. 1915-early 1930s
 Publisher unknown
 Carver not applicable
unread mark of the printer barely visible in lower right corner of print
The top three characters providing the name of the printing company likely read 精美堂 (Seibidō) with the remaining characters reading ロータリーオフセット印刷 (rotary offset printing).
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - removed from magazine; uneven trimming along right margin; small paper loss in upper left corner
 Genre bijin kuchi-e
 H x W Paper 14 x 7 3/8 in. (35.6 x 18.7 cm)
 H x W Image 14 x 7 3/8 in. (35.6 x 18.7 cm)
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