Artwork Details for Ofude Toshio (a. 1930s) "The Current Style"

Ofude Toshio (a. 1930s) - The Current Style - 時局調

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The Current Style - 時局調
by Ofude Toshio (a. 1930s) - 大筆敏夫

Artist:Ofude Toshio (a. 1930s) - 大筆敏夫
Title:The Current Style - 時局調
Date:10 May 1938
Publisher:Ukiyo-e Dokokai - 浮世絵同好会
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Kuchi-e - 口絵, 12.5 x 19.6cm (sheet size)
Condition:Near fine. Light creases at the left-hand corners; a little ink loss just above the artist's seal at lower right. Tipped in to the magazine along the right-hand margin edge.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:13675-Ofude_Toshio
Notes:A rare kuchi-e featuring a bijin with "moga' hairstyle, from the pre-war magazine Ukiyo-e Kai, produced via the kappa-zuri (合羽摺り) technique. The magazine cove is a woodblock print by Kaburagi Kiyokata. From volume 3, number 5. The magazine contains advertisements by the main print dealers of the time, including Watanabe, Shobisha, Matsuki, Shimizu Shoten, Seirakudo, Araki Hanga-ten, among others.

Kappazuri, also known as kappa-zuri, kappazuri-e, and as katagamizuri-e, are Japanese prints printed in a single color (usually black) from woodblocks and then colored by stenciling. Prints produced entirely by stenciling, without woodblocks, are also called kappazuri. Kappazuri may be identified by the presence of visible brushstrokes, unevenness of color, pooling of ink at the margins of the stencil cutouts, and gaps or overlaps between colored areas and black outlines.
Artist Biography:
Designed a set of bijin-ga of modern women, published via Kato Junji.
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