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Evening Cool from the series A Collection of Takehisa Yumeji's Pictures in Woodblock Print

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Evening Cool

from the series

A Collection of Takehisa Yumeji's Pictures

in Woodblock Print

by Takehisa Yumeji, 1978-1980

(after an earlier design of unknown date)


IHL Cat. #685

About This Print

One of twenty posthumous large-format prints created between 1978-19801 by the Kyoto publisher Kyoto Hanga-In, after earlier Yumeji illustrations.  These large-format prints are part of the series titled Takehisa Yumeji moku-hanga shu 竹下夢二木版画集 (A Collection of Takehisa Yumeji's Pictures in Woodblock Print).

Each print was packaged in an envelope (see below) along with an explanatory insert (see below) and a decorative protective sheet.

[Note: for photos of how each print is packaged by the publisher, Kyoto Hanga-in, see Waiting for Spring from the series A Collection of Takehisa Yumeji's Pictures in Woodblock Print.]

1 Daiwa Shinagawa, President of Kyoto Hanga-In, confirmed the publication date for this print as between 1978-1980 in response to my inquiry made on May 1, 2012. She also confirmed that the series consisted of 20 prints.

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Explanatory insert by Ogura Tadao 小倉  忠夫
(Note: I believe Ogura Tadao was the director of the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto)



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Envelope and print number on envelope verso
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Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #685
 Title/Description  Evening Cool (Yūsuzumi 夕涼み)
 Series  Takehisa Yumeji moku-hanga shu 竹下夢二木版画集 (A Collection of Takehisa Yumeji's Pictures in Woodblock Print)
 Artist
 Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934)
 Signature
 Yumeji
 Seal

 Publication Date  1978-1980.  Published posthumously.  Date of original drawing is unknown. 
 Edition  not numbered
 Publisher
Kyoto Hanga-in [Marks 25-485; publisher ref. 284]
Shinagawa seal (family name of publisher)

 Carver
Block carver is identified in right column as: horii Endō 彫 遠藤
(possibly the carver Endō Kōkyoku according to the article "Shin Hanga Carvers and Printers" and its accompanying table on the website http://shinhanga.net/Ac-p/c02.htm)

Printer's name is identified in left column as: suru Itōtomo 摺 伊藤智
(possibly the printer Itō Tomorō b. 1933 and adopted by the printer Itō Toraji around 1957 according to the article "Shin Hanga Carvers and Printers" and its accompanying table on the website http://shinhanga.net/Ac-p/p05.htm)
 Printer  see above
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent - one spot of foxing to the left of figure's coiffure
 Genre  fukusei hanga
 Miscellaneous
 Format  dai-oban
 H x W Paper  19 1/8 x 15 1/4 in. (48.6 x 38.7 cm)
 H x W Image  15 5/8 x 13 5/8 in. (39.7 x 34.6 cm)
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature


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