Goyo Hashiguchi, Woman Holding a Towel, Shin Hanga

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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.

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Artist Name Goyo Hashiguchi
Title Woman Holding a Towel
Subject Beauty & Female, Modern/Shin-Hanga
Dimensions 29.3 x 44.9 cm