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Stone flower (white)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Stone Flower (White)

by Hagiwara Hideo, 1960

IHL Cat. #236

About This Print

A sad/damaged print with its bottom margin and about 1/8" of the image cut off to make it fit the frame.  The auction house actually stated, in response to my inquiry, that the print has "no damage."   It is always "buyer beware" if you cannot see the print in the flesh.  Having said this, I think I'd rather have this print in its damaged state than not having it all.

 IHL Cat. #236
 Print from Yoseido Galley, Tokyo

About the Series “Stone Flower”

Source: 44 Modern Japanese Print Artists, Gaston Petit, Kodansha International Ltd., 1973, vol. I, p. 112.

Thisseries of 15 prints uses a technique devised by the artist in whichpigment is forced through the paper from the back, effectively dyingthe paper and producing a textural surface on which to work.  Thisseries is credited with enhancing “the prestige of Japan in thecontemporary print world.”

Other prints in the series include:Stone flower; Stone flower (A)*; Stone flower (B); Stone flower: blue, grey; Stone flower: grey; Stone flower: red [Ishi no hana (Aka)]; Stoneflower: white [Ishi no hana (shiro)]; Stone flower: white, yellow [Ishi-no-hana (Haku-o)]; Stone flower yellow; Stone flower: yellow, grey [Ishino hana (kibai)].

*Stone flower (A) and Stone flower (B) were done in a smaller format (sheet size approx. 193/4 x 17 1/2 in.) than other prints from this series I have seen (sheetsize approx. 39 x 26 in.)

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #236
 Title or Description 石の花 (白) Stone flower (white) [as inscribed on print]
 Series Stone Flower 石の花
 Hagiwara Hideo (1913 - 2007)
 hideo hagiwara - pencil signed by artist in English in lower left margin
 Publication Date 1960
 Edition 12 of 30
 Publisher self-published
 Carver self-carved
 Printer self-printed
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition poor - backed with mat board; approx. 1 1/4" of the bottom of the print cut off including about 1/4" of the image.
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 39 x 26 1/4 in. (99 x 66.7 cm)
 H x W Image 35 1/4 x 23 1/4 in. (89.5 x 59.1 cm)
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