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Spring 春


 Japanese Color Woodblock Print


by Shinagawa Takumi, c. 1960

Inuhariko, Kimono, Kuma, Flying Carp from the pamphlet Loving Service Seal Hanga

IHL Cat. #353

About This Print

One of a number of prints created by the artist using organic overlaid forms and colors.  Particularly in his abstract woodblock prints, Shinagawa explored color attempting to achieve in his words "a living, glowing color deep in the paper, to become part of the paper.  Often the pigments should be mixed in the paper by applying one over another..."1

Detail of overlaid colors

1 Modern Japanese Prints: An Art Reborn, Oliver Statler, Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1956, p. 72.

Print Details
 IHL Catalog #353
 Title 春 Spring (haru)
 Series N/A
 Shinagawa Takumi (1908-2009)
 pencil signed Takumi Shinagawa by artist in English
 Seal none
 Publication Date c. 1960
 Edition 4 of 40
 Publisher  self-published
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good -  side margins likely trimmed, a few spots of foxing, some discoloration of tan background
 Genre sosaku-hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 17 1/4 x 11 3/4 (43.8 x 29.8 cm)
 H x W Image 15 5/8 x 11 3/8 (39.7 x 28.9 cm)
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