Romance novel magazine cover painting
Date: ca. 1960s
Painting for a Japanese magazine cover, probably a serialized novel set in Taisho period Japan. The woman’s kimono bears a pattern consistent with the Taisho era. As a young man, Shimura worked as an illustrator for newspapers, serialized novels, and magazines, notably for the Japanese magazine "Woman's world" (Fujokai). His most famous illustrations were for the novel Tange Sazen by Hayashi Fubo. Framed.
Sealed: Artist’s seal
Inventory Number: SHM001