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Haru no Naruko (Naruko in Spring)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Haru no Naruko (Naruko in Spring)

by Hagiwara Hideo, c. 1998-2001

Portrait of a Woman

IHL Cat. #268

About This Print

Mica highlights and embossing add interest to this undated abstract composition by Hagiwara, likely created very late in his career.


Print Details

 IHL Catalog #268
 Title or Description
 御殿場初冬 [as inscribed on print]
 Haru no Naruko (Naruko in Spring) 
 Hagiwara Hideo (1913 - 2007)
 hideo - pencil signed by artist in English in lower left margin
red kasa 傘 (umbrella)* with notation “148” (or '48) to left of seal

 Publication Date c. 1998-2001
 Edition not numbered
 Publisher self-published
 Carver self-carved
 Printer self-printed
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good -  diagonal crease in right margin; diagonal crease in lower left margin; waviness in paper
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 12 7/8 x 10 5/8 in. (32.7 x 27 cm) 
 H x W Image 10 x 7 3/4 in. (25.6 x 19.7 cm) 
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature

*The red seal is a variation of Hagiwara’s personal seal. The triangle with vertical pole resembles the shape of an umbrella.