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July, after the bath

July, after the bath 七月 湯上り
by Seien Shima (1892-1970)

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Artist: Seien Shima (1892-1970) 島成園
Title: July, after the bath 七月 湯上り
Series: New series of ukiyo-e beauties
Date 1st edition?1924
Publisher 1st edition?Murakami
Publisher (this edition)?Murakami
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 33911
Notes (1st edition)?Artist: Shima Seien (1893-1970)

Subject: Young woman after the bath.
Title: Shichigatsu Yuagari (July, after the bath)
Series: Shin ukiyo-e bijin awase (New series of ukiyo-e beauties).
Signature: Seien.
Date: 1924 (1st edition); 1932 January 1st (2nd edition of 100 prints). Lithograph edition 1930s.
Size: Large oban, 44,8x28,5 cm.
Publisher: Murakami; Bijutsusha.
Reference: Muneshige Narazaki (a cura di). Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in Western Collections. The Muller Collection. Tokyo, 1990, n.132.
Ota Memorial Museum. Meiji-Taisho Bijin Hanga Ten. Prints of Beauties from the Meiji Taisho era. Tokyo, 1993, n.55.
Amy Newland e Hamanaka Shinji. The female image 20th century prints of Japanese beauties. Leiden, 2000, n.125.
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Monday, 21 March 2005


Title July - Collection of New Ukiyoe Style Beauties
Artist Seien Shima 1892-1970
Signature Seien
Dated 1924
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Impression excellent - very good
Colors good … mica background, mica lightly sprinkled on the hair
Condition good … moisture stains on the margins, paper cracks around the blue hair ornaments.
Description From the series, "Shin Ukiyo-e Bijin Awase" (Collection of New Ukiyo-e Style Beauties), July - After a Bath. Suave, mysterious beauty by Seien who was the only handful renouned female artists in pre-war Japan.
Format Dai-Oban
Width 11.2 inches = 28.5 cm
Height 17.7 inches = 45.0 cm
Literature Newland, Amy R.; and S. Hamanaka, "The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties", Leiden: Hotei, 2000, ISBN 90 74822 20 7, - pg.97, pl.125

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