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Ainu Woman

Wada Sanzō (1883-1967)
 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Ainu Woman

by Kawanishi Hide, 1980


Wada Sanzō (1883-1967)

IHL Cat. #2308

About This Print

Picturing an Ainu woman in traditional dress, this print was carved by Kawanishi c. 1962 and printed/published posthumously in a limited edition of 150 by 形象社 Keishōsha as part of their August 1980 release of the book 川西英版画集 2 (Kawanishi Hide Hangashū 2), edited by Hide's son Kawanishi Yuzaburō 川西祐三郎 (1923-2014)Five "original" woodblock prints were included with the book.

The below label is attached to the top margin of the verso.
川西    50万  版画, 国画会  日版協会員 , 文展無鑑査,  兵庫 71.40
Kawanishi Hide  50,000 [yen?] woodblock print, Member of Kokugakai [formed in 1928], Member of Japan Print Association, Bunten [official government exhibition] exhibitor, Hyogo [location of death] 71.40 [age at death. Shōwa 40]


Print Details
 IHL Catalog  #2308
 Title/Description  Ainu Woman
  メノコ アイヌ
 Series  Kawanishi hide hangashū. 2 
 川西英版画集. 2
 Artist 
 Kawanishi Hide (1894-1965)
 Signature 
 not signed
 Seal
left: 英 Hide above circle with "ひで" (Hide in kana
right:  Hide (seal applied in the margin by the publisher Keishōsha to the Kawanishi prints they published)
 Publication Date  1980 (originally 1962)
 Publisher
 形象社 Keishōsha 
 Edition 67/150
 Printer  
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent
 Genre  sosaku hanga
 Miscellaneous  
 Format  
 H x W Paper  15 15/16 x 10 7/8 in. (40.5 x 27.6 cm) 
 H x W Image  13 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. (33.3 x 24.1 cm)
 Collections This Print  
 Reference Literature  
last revision:
5/27/2021
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