Woodblock Print of Actor Bando Hikosaburo VII as Benkei, S Watanabe by Natori Shunsen, ca 1952. Publisher: Signed Shunsen with artists seal Shunsen, publisher’s seal Watanabe (Watanabe Shozaburo), ca. Image Size: 14 ¾ x 9 7/8 (37.5cm x 25cm) + margins as shown. Watanabe Color Print Company, 9, Nishi 8-chome Ginza, Tokyo. I have the original receipt. Natori Shunsen was the last ukiyo-e artist making actor portraits in traditional manner and one of the major artists of the Shin Hanga movement. His life took a most tragic end. In 1960 the artist and his wife committed suicide at the grave of their deceased daughter. Condition: Slight adhesive stain on upper left corner (one of three adhesive stains on the back of the top margin) and another stain or discoloration in the left margin about 1/3 down form the top. I do not see any foxing or other discoloration anywhere on the face of the print. This print has been in a glassed frame in a closed case in controlled storage for 50 years. Please contact me with any questions you may have. Comments about the actor. Held the name of. From October 1942 to September 1955. The item “Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Actor Bando Hikosaburo VII” is in sale since Sunday, June 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “qengineer970″ and is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Monaco, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: 1952
- Primary Material: Standard ukiyo-e and surimono paper made from kôzo
- Maker: Watanabe (Watanabe Shozaburo)
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Color: Polychrome
- Featured Refinements: Japanese Woodblock Print