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Flying angel No. 3

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Flying Angel No. 3

by Hagiwara Hideo, 1970

IHL Cat. #318

About This Print

Done in 1970, this print has a very similar composition and feel to Hagiwara's Circus No. 7 and employs some of the same intaglio-like techniques.

Wall Card from the Exhibition Three Masters of Abstraction
Hagiwara Hideo, Ida Shōichi and Takahashi Rikio
November 3, 2018 - March 24, 2019
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

萩原英雄 天使昇天 No. 3

Hagiwara Hideo (1913-2007)

Flying Angel No. 3


Color woodblock print with mica on paper 
Lent by Irwin Lavenberg, L2017.103.3

Between 1968 and 1972, Hagiwara used a brighter color palette, and the resulting prints have a new lightness. He abandoned two-sided printing which, while providing great depth to his images, kept his colors rather somber.

This print, with its vivid orange highlighted with mica and playful floating forms, is a fine example of this change. To produce the etching-like lines, the artist used sharpened nails to mark the woodblock and inking techniques similar to those used in intaglio print making, one of many innovative woodblock techniques for which Hagiwara is famous.   

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #318
 Title or Description 天使昇天 No. 3 Flying angel No. 3 [as inscribed on print]
 Series Flying Angel 天使昇天
 Hagiwara Hideo (1913 - 2007)
 hideo hagiwara - pencil signed by artist in English in lower left margin
 Publication Date 1970
 Edition 18 of 50
 Publisher  self-published
 Carver self-carved
 Printer self-printed
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good -  light handling and printing creases; pencil notations bottom margin
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 30 1/8 x 19 1/2 in. (76.5 x 49.5 cm)
 H x W Image 26 1/2 x 16 3/8 in. (67.3 x 41.6 cm)
 Collections This Print The British Museum 1987,0316,0.57 (impression 16 of 50);
Portland Art Museum 3 70.12
 Reference Literature 萩原英雄無垢なる世界 : 悠久の夢を追い求める詩人 vol. 1・vol. 2, 武蔵野市 1996-1997, pl. 59, p. 51.