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Tatsumi (1907-1980)

Falling Cherry Blossoms (Hanafubuki)

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Tatsumi (1907-1980)
Falling Cherry Blossoms (Hanafubuki)
Five Figures of Modern Beauties
Woodblock Print
17.25" x 11.25"
Tatsumi with rectangular seal Tatsumi
Very good color and impression, slight toning and light tape mark on margins

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Nihon Hanga Kenkyujo
Lower left margin: Tatsumi kenin (proofed by Tatsumi). Lower right margin: Carver Yanoshita Tadashichi. Printer Inomura Shonosuke. Gihachi shirabezumi (Inspected by Gihachi)

About the artist

Born in Takasaki, Gunma as Sentaro Shimura, Tatsumi Shimura began his career in 1924 as an apprentice to Shuho Yamakawa. Like many artists at the time, Tatsumi worked as an illustrator for magazines, book covers, and newspapers in addition to his career as a painter. While he built his reputation as artist through his bijin-ga paintings, Tatsumi released woodblocks prints with the publisher Junzo Kato between 1948 and 1952. Tatsumi turned away from printmaking at the age of 60, devoting his time to nihonga painting. Professionally, he served as both director and chairman of the Shuppan Bijutsuka Renmei (“Union of the Artists and Publications”).

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