Goyo Hashiguchi, Woman Holding a Towel, Shin Hanga
Original Japanese woodblock print.
Artist: Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921)
Title: Woman Holding a Towel
Date: Originally published in 1920
Dimensions: 29.3 x 44.9 cm
Condition: Tape residue on back from the previous mounting.
After a bath, a young woman pats her face dry with a towel. Decorating her faded black yukata robe, pastel pink and blue butterflies flutter around falling petals, matching the soft colour palette of her towel. Around her eyes, a faint beige shows her face flushed from the heat of bathing. Although enjoying a particularly traditional Japanese past-time of visiting a bath house, her ring, dusted with silver mica powder, shows the model as a modern lady open to Western fashions and trends.
|Artist Name||Goyo Hashiguchi|
|Title||Woman Holding a Towel|
|Subject||Beauty & Female, Modern/Shin-Hanga|
|Dimensions||29.3 x 44.9 cm|