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Face (male)


 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Face (male)

by Kinoshita Tomio, 1981

IHL Cat. #637

About This Print

A prototypical image from the artist.  This "male" face, using Kinoshita's early color scheme of orange and sumi ink, takes up almost the entire image area.  While dated 1981, the blocks were likely carved earlier, possibly in the mid-1950s.  Kinoshita would initially make only several prints for his "artistic satisfaction" and then make additional prints as needed.  While, as in this print's case, the total edition might be shown as fifty prints, in many cases the full edition would never be completed.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #637
 Title Face (男) [Face (male)]
 Series Face
 Kinoshita Tomio (1923-c.2011)
 Tomio Kinoshita hand written in English in bottom margin
 Seal not sealed
 Publication Date 1981
 Edition 15 of 50
 Publisher  self-published
 Printer self-printed
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - framers archival backing on print
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative prints)
 Format oban-tate
 H x W Paper 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (39.4 x 29.2 cm )
 H x W Image 13 1/4 x 9 7/8 in. (33.7 x 25.1 cm) 
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