Hagiwara Hideo (1913–2007) A Man in Armor (15)

image size: 33 15/16 x 22 11/16 in. (86.2 x 57.6 cm)
sheet size: 38 7/8 x 23 5/8 in. (98.7x 60 cm)
萩原英雄 鎧える人 (15)

Hagiwara Hideo (1913-2007)

A Man in Armor (15)


Color woodblock print with embossing and mica on paper, printed on both sides 
Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund, 63.26

Samurai and their battle regalia have long been favored subjects of Japanese prints. Hagiwara’s modern take focuses on their armor, capturing the sheen of the metal and the luster of the leather. This armor has a patina that speaks to its age and use.  

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