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Winter Day in the Village from the series Seihō's Masterpieces


 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Winter Day in the Village

from the series Seihō's Masterpieces (set two)

(Seihō's ippin shū)

by Takeuchi Seihō, 1940

IHL Cat. #911

About This Print and the Series Seihō's Masterpieces

This print titled Winter Day in the Village was released on April 25, 1940 as part of the second of two sets of prints titled Seihō's Masterpieces (aka Seihō's Masterworks), printed and issued by Unsōdō Publishing.  It is listed as print 6 (六) in set two's table of contents sheet, which can be seen on the page for the print River Breeze from the series Seihō's Masterpieces.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #908
 Title Winter Day in the Village (冬日村居)

To the left is the label attached to the rear of the sheet the print was originally tipped to.  It reads: 

Across the top: 不許複製 All rights reserved

Rightmost column: 竹内栖鳳先生筆 Takeuchi Seihō sensei hitsu with title of print 冬日村居 to its left. 

Leftmost column: 芸艸堂 publisher's name Unsōdō, copyright restrictions and addresses of Unsōdō's offices in Kyoto and Tokyo.
 Series  Seihō's Masterpieces (栖鳳逸品集 Seihō's ippin shū) (set 2)
 Takeuchi Seihō (1864-1942)
 Seal  unread, as shown above
 Publication Date  April 25, 1940
 Edition  original and only edition
 Publisher  Unsōdō Publishing
 Printer  Shinmi Saburō 新味 三朗
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent
 Miscellaneous  removed from its original heavy paper backing/matting
 Genre  nihonga (also classed as e-hon, as the series prints exist as bound volumes)
 Format  non-standard
 H x W Paper and Image
 13 x 14 7/8 in. (33 x 37.8 cm )
 Collections This Print  New York Public Library, Spencer Collection; Rijksmuseum RP-P-2005-615-20
 Reference Literature  The Artist and the Book in Japan, Roger S. Keyes, The University of Washington Press with New York Public Library, December 2006, p. 252-253; The Art of the Japanese Book, 2 vols., Jack Hillier, Sotheby's Publications, 1987, p. 992-993.