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Face (male)


 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Face (male)

by Kinoshita Tomio, 1981

IHL Cat. #637

About This Print

A prototypical image from the artist.  This "male" face, using Kinoshita's early color scheme of orange and sumi ink, takes up almost the entire image area.  While dated 1981, the blocks were likely carved earlier, possibly in the mid-1950s.  Kinoshita would initially make only several prints for his "artistic satisfaction" and then make additional prints as needed.  While, as in this print's case, the total edition might be shown as fifty prints, in many cases the full edition would never be completed.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #637
 Title  Face (男) [Face (male)]
 Series  Face
 Kinoshita Tomio (1923-c.2011)
 Tomio Kinoshita hand written in English in bottom margin
 Seal  not sealed
 Publication Date  1981
 Edition  15 of 50
 Publisher  self-published
 Printer  self-printed
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent - framers archival backing on print
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative prints)
 Format  oban-tate
 H x W Paper  15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (39.4 x 29.2 cm )
 H x W Image  13 1/4 x 9 7/8 in. (33.7 x 25.1 cm) 
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