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Frozen River

Midday at the Beach
 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

凍る河

Frozen River

by Kitaoka Fumio, 1971

Ishizuchi Plateau


IHL Cat. #1029

About This Print


A bleak but beautiful view of a Hokkaido river in the dead of winter.  This print was included in an 2010 exhibition of work at the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, titled Art in Hokkaido: People and Nature 北海道の美術 北の自然と人々.

Revisiting Modern Japanese Prints: Selected Works from the Richard F. Grott Family Collection,
Helen M. Nagata, Helen Merritt, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, 2007, p. 26.


Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #1029
 Title  Frozen River (kōru kawa 凍る河)
 Series  n/a
 Artist 
 Kitaoka Fumio (1918-2007)
 Signature 
 pencil signed by artist in English below the image
 Seal  unsealed
 Publication Date  1971
 Edition  artist proof (editioned at 100 prints) 
 Publisher  self-published
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - handling creases primarily visible in margins
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous
 Format  
 H x W Paper  18 7/8 x 24 7/8 in. (47.9 x 63.2 cm)
 H x W Image  15 5/8 x 21 1/2 in.  (39.7 x 54.6 cm) 
 Collections This Print  Art Gallery of New South Wales 330.1995 (ed. 64 of 100)
 Reference Literature  Revisiting Modern Japanese Prints: Selected Works from the Richard F. Grott Family Collection, Helen M. Nagata, Helen Merritt, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, 2007, p. 26
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