Drawbridge of Amsterdam

Arashiyama in spring

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Drawbridge of Amsterdam

by Tokuriki Tomikichirō, c. 1960s

Maiko

IHL Cat. #625

About This Print

One of the artist's sosaku hanga prints depicting the drawbridge on Staalstraat, over Kloveniersburgwal, in the Centrum district of Amsterdam.  This print exists in at least two states, one of which is a numbered edition pictured in Tokuriki's book Wood-block Printing, show below, and the other this collection's print, either an artist's proof or unnumbered edition.  A recent photograph shows the bridge and buildings looking much the same as in Tokuriki's rendition of fifty years ago.

 
scanned from Wood-block Printing, Tomikichiro Tokuriki, Hoikusha Publishing Co., Ltd., 1968, p.96.
 
recent photo of Kloveniersburgwal/Staalstraat Bridge, completed in 1896.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #625
 Title  Drawbridge of Amsterdam (this edition untitled)
 Series
 Artist
 Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902-2000)
 Signature
artist's "tomoe" signature carved in block upper right-hand corner and "T. Tokuriki" lower left hand corner.

 Seal  none
 Date  c. 1960s (undated)
 Edition  unknown
 Publisher  self-published
 Printer  self-printed
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous  
artist's "tomoe" watermark in upper right-hand corner of sheet. Watermark is visible when held up to the light.
 Format  non-standard
 H x W Paper  10 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (27.6 x 30.2 cm)
 H x W Image
 8 7/8 x 10 3/8 in. (22.5 x 26.4 cm)
 Collections This Print  
 Reference Literature  Wood-block Printing, Tomikichiro Tokuriki, Hoikusha Publishing Co., Ltd., 1968, p.96.
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