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Germination (2)

Tropical Fish

 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Germination (2)

by Hagiwara Hideo, 1959


IHL Cat. #395

About This Print

This print is one of five prints in the artist's series Germination.  Each print in this series uses the similar form of egg or seed-like masses dividing.  For this print, Hagiwara used the technique of forcing pigment through the paper from the back, effectively dying the paper and producing a textural surface on which to work.  There is significant fading of the colors in this print.  Compare against the below impression from the Artelino website.


A fine impression (10 of 30) of this print from Artelino website

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #395
 Title or Description 萌芽 (2) Germination (2) [as inscribed on print]
 [hōga (2)]
 Series Germination 萌芽 hōga
 Hagiwara Hideo  (1913 - 2007)
 hideo hagiwara - pencil signed by artist in English in lower left margin
 Publication Date 1960
 Edition 2 of 30
 Publisher self-published
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition poor -  handling creases throughout; trimmed to image top and sides (between 3/4 to 1" has been removed from the side and top margin; some fading; hinging tape remnants verso
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 22 3/8 x 14 7/8 in. (56.8 x 37.8 cm)
 H x W Image 
 Collections This Print Los Angeles County Museum of Art M.86.147.56
 Reference Literature