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Shadow No. 12

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Shadow No. 12

by Hagiwara Hideo, 1972

Asagiri noyaki (Morning Mist, Burning Fields) from the series Thirty-six Fujis

IHL Cat. #560

About This Print

I do not know how many prints are in the Shadow series and I have only seen seven of them, Shadow 5, 6, 9, 10 and 13 and the two prints in this collection, Shadow 11 and 12.  I assume that all prints in this series use the motif of a newspaper background with superimposed silhouetted figures.   The newspaper background is mirrored, leading me to wonder whether Hagiwara somehow incorporated actual newsprint into the block.  I have seen some descriptions for prints in this series stating they are woodblock and multimedia, but for the two prints in this collection they appear to be traditional woodblock.


Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #560
 Title or Description  影法師 No. 12 Shadow No. 12 [as inscribed on print]
 [kagebōshi No. 12]
 Series  Shadow 影法師 kagebōshi
 Hagiwara Hideo (1913 - 2007)
 hideo hagiwara - pencil signed by artist in English in lower left margin
 Publication Date  1972
 Edition  5 of 50
 Publisher  self-published
 Carver self-carved
 Printer self-printed
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good -  light handling and printing creases; light stains; some discoloration and foxing speckles
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous  Shadow No. 9 (1984,1019,0.6) and No. 10 (1986,0321,0.208) are in collection of British Museum; Shadow No. 7 (P00864) and No. 10 (P00865) are in collection of The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
 H x W Paper  19 1/2 x 30 1/2 in. (49.5 x 77.5  cm)
 H x W Image  16 3/8 x 26 1/2 in. (41.6 x 67.3 cm)
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