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Denizen of the Lake Depths

 

 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Denizen of the Lake Depths

by Shinagawa Takumi, c. 1957


IHL Cat. #893

About This Print

A beautiful overlay of colors make up this under water view of a black sea creature swimming through a maze of colorful formations.  At first I imagined that Shinagawa used paper blocks for much of this print, but the edition size of 100 speaks against this.

Print Details
 IHL Catalog  #893
 Title  Denizen of the Lake Depths
 Series  N/A
 Artist
 Shinagawa Takumi (1908-2009)
 Signature
 pencil signed Takumi Shinagawa by artist in English
 Seal  none
 Publication Date  c. 1957 (per Carnegie Museum of Art)
 Edition  95 of 100
 Publisher  self-published
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good -  printers fold in top center margin
 Genre  sosaku-hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous
 Format  
 H x W Paper  17 3/4 x 23 7/8 in. (45.1 x 60.6 cm)
 H x W Image  9 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. (24.1 x 36.2 cm)
 Collections This Print  Brooklyn Museum 79.13.8 (97 of 100); Carnegie Museum of Art 89.28.1246; Indianapolis Museum of Art IMA464630
 Reference Literature  Modern Japanese Prints: The Twentieth Century, Amanda T. Zehnder, Carnegie Museum of Art, 2009, p. 164.

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