Rafu - Nude.
Size: 20.5 x 30 cm. Number two from a portfolio of 10 prints by different artists, Shi to hanga sha saku shu - Collection of woodblock prints and poems, published in 1925.
Other contributors were Shizuo Fujimori, Susumu Yamaguchi and Sumio Kawakami (a.o.).
This is number 3 from an edition of only 20!
Fine impression (strong baren marks), and condition: Still pasted (top margin) on the original portfolio sheet (numbered "2").Numbered 3/20 in pencil
A highly important print from Hiratsuka's early years. See Kunio Mutoe and Hidetaka Shiga, The Warmth of Woodblock Prints: from Kobayashi Kiyochika to Munekata Shiko, Fuchu Art Museum, 2005, p. 28.
Extremely rare as a limited edition print