Home‎ > ‎Artists‎ > ‎Onchi Kōshirō (1891-1955)‎ > ‎

Lyrique: The Truth Only Shines Over

Yearning Afterward

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Lyrique: The Truth Only Shines Over

by Onchi Kōshirō, 1915

(posthumous edition)

Lyrique: The Truth Only Shines Over

IHL Cat. #1118

About This Print

A posthumous printing, printed by Yoneda Minoru, likely under the auspices of the artist's family.1 The print originally appeared in issue VI of the small print and poetry magazine Tsukuhae (Moonglow), created by Onchi Koshiro (1891-1955)Shizuo Fujimori (1891-1943) and Tanaka Kyokichi (1892-1915).

"Throughout his working life, Onchi produced many works entitled 'Lyric'. In these works he explored the characteristics of woodcut searching for a union of poetry and visual art." 
1 After the artist's death the family authorized "memorial editions" from the printer Kôichi Hirai and, possibly, other printers, such as Yoneda.
2 Art Gallery of New South Wales http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/82.2000/


Other Editions and Impressions

image scanned from Prints of Onchi Koshiro
  Note image is shown in black and white but the original was multi-colored as can be seen on the right

original print as issued in the magazine Tsukuhae

left to right: catalog raisonee image in b/w - as issued in Tsukuhae - posthumous printing
click on image to enlarge

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1118
 Title The Truth Only Shines Over 真実ひとり輝きめぐる
 Series Lyrique (Lyric) 抒情
 Onchi Kōshirō (1891-1955)
 onzi (printed in lower right margin beneath image)
 Seal K seal
 Date originally 1915 by the artist in the magazine Tsukuhae 月映 (Moonglow) issue VI; this impression c. 1975
 Edition c. 1975.  Print 10 of 55.  It is likely that re-carved blocks were used for this edition.
 Publisher unknown (possibly by the Onchi estate.)
 Printer Yoneda Minoru ("PRINTER. M. Yoneda." embossed on bottom margin of print.)

 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent 
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous possibly authorized by family, as in earlier reprints by Harai.
 H x W Paper 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (34.9 cm x 24.1 cm)
 H x W Image 6 3/16 x 4 7/16 in. (15.7 cm x 11.3 cm)
 Collections This Print Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto P01091-006
 Reference Literature Prints of Onchi Koshiro, Keishosha Ltd., 1975. (a limited edition of 170 copies), p.254, fig. 50.