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Poppy Flower

Fan design sample print, Kneeling Nudes

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Poppy Flower

by Kaburaki Kiyokata, c. 1975 (orig. 1913)

Fan design sample print, Kneeling Nudes


IHL Cat. #2094

About This Print

Originally issued in 1913 as one of four woodblock illustrations (kuchi-e) for the novel Uzumaki (Whirlpool) by Watanabe Kakei (1884-1926), this collection's print is a woodblock reproduction in a larger format issued c. 1975, possibly by the publisher Kyoto Hanga-in. This reproduction has retained the embossed cheesecloth-like background of the original along with burnished highlights in the bijin's hair.

Comparison of Original Kuchi-e with Later Reproduction

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Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #2094
 Title or Description  Poppy Flower
 けしの花 keshi no hana
 Series  
 Artist 
 Kaburaki Kiyokata (1878-1972)
 Signature 
Kiyokata 清方 above seal

 Seal of Artist  Kiyokata 清方 (see above)
 Publication Date  unknown
 Publisher  likely Kyoto Hanga-in 京都版画院
 Carver  
 Printer  
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent
 Miscellaneous  
 Genre  shin hanga (new prints)
 Format  oban
 H x W Paper  16 x 10 13/16 in. (40.6 x 27.5 cm)
 H x W Image  15 x 9 9/16 in. (38.1 x 24.3 cm)
 Collections This Print  
 Reference Literature  
last revision:
5/31/2021 created
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