Rainy Antwerp

Portrait of Shiga Naoya

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Rainy Antwerp 雨のアントワープ

by Sekino Jun'ichirō, 1973

Portrait of a Boy (artist's son)

IHL Cat. #2224

About This Print

Looking so much like the zinc rooftops of Paris, the title on a label accompanying the print tells us it is "Rainy Antwerp."  Sekino traveled extensively through Europe, leading to a number of atmospheric prints of the cities he visited. A wonderful marbling technique (perhaps the grain of the wood?) is used on the walls of the houses.

While this print is from an edition of 200 prints, I came across the below print from an edition of 20 advertised for sale by Art Shop Ezoshi in their November 2010 catalog.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #2224
 Title Rainy Antwerp  雨のアントワープ
 Sekino Jun’ichirō (1914 - 1988)
 Jun. Sekino in pencil
準 Jun seal 
 Publication Date 1973
 Edition likely the second edition of this print, the first being a smaller edition of 20 prints
 Publisher self-published
 Carver self-carved
 Printer printed by one of the artist's studio printers
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative prints)
 H x W Paper 19 1/8 x 14 1/8 in. (48.6 x 35.9 cm)
 H x W Image 17 5/8 x  13 in. (44.8 x 33 cm)
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1/13/2020 created