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Toyonari (1885-1942)

Maiko (Apprentice Geisha)

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#JP-111594
Toyonari (1885-1942)
Maiko (Apprentice Geisha)
Medium:
Woodblock Print
Date:
1924
Size:
15.75" x 11.25"
Signature:
Toyonari ga
Condition:
Very good color, impression and state, light staining bottom left, mica ground, metallic gold and mica embellishments
$8,800.00

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Publisher:
Association of Publishing for Yamamura Koka

About the art

Illustrated: Strong Women Beautiful Men, The Female Image pl 113 Another impression of this print is in the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio and the Minneapolis Institute of Art

About the artist

Toyonari Yamamura began his career as a nihonga painter. He turned to printmaking at the impetus of the Shin Hanga publisher Shozaburo Watanabe. As demand for 19th cenutry actor prints grew among a foreign audience, Watanabe scouted Toyonari to capture the current generation of theatrical stars, both on the kabuki stage and beyond. Their partnership spanned 1917 to 1922, resulting in the series Flowers of the Theatrical World. It was only after this initial partnership that Toyonari explored other genres, some of which were self-published. During his career, he worked in two different styles with corresponding aliases, often signing as Koka for paintings and Toyonari for prints.

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