Kimono No. 6, 1963, Widow in Mourning at the Funeral
Eikoh Hosoe Signed Limited Edition Print, 15 of 62
Professionally Matted and Framed
The “Kimono” series was photographed by Eikoh Hosoe in 1963 and consisted of 6 images. There are very few photographs from this series that were ever released to the public. Although it is common now to see a very expressive woman wearing a kimono, back then there were numerous rules on posture and demeanor to be followed by women wearing a kimono. Models were treated as dress-up dolls. Hosoe decided to break the rules and focus on the mind-set of the woman rather than focusing on the kimono itself. Kimono No. 6, Widow in Mourning at the Funeral, is one of the most important photographs from the “Kimono” series. This hand-pulled photogravure was made by Jon Goodman from the original negatives in 2000 as part of the “Tales of Shunkin Portfolio” that consisted of 3 signed prints from the “Kimono” series that was issued with a limitation of 62 copies.
The print is signed and numbered 15 of 62 by Eikoh Hosoe in pencil below the image which measures approximately 9” x 5.5” on Rives BFK paper that measures 15” x 11.5”. The photograph is in FINE condition and is professionally matted and framed using museum quality materials.
Photographs of the image and a close up of the signature treatment appear in the photo section of the listing.