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Exhibition (untitled)

Ennosuke in the role of the exiled king and Tōzō in the role of warrior priest Kōku

Japanese Color Lithograph

Exhibition (untitled)

by Ishii Hakutei, c. 1910-1920

Inbanuma from the series Japan Scenery Prints, Set. 4: Shimōsa District

IHL Cat. #1601

About This Print

One of three prints in this collection that appear to be crayon lithographs by Ishii Hakutei (1882-1958), who had learned lithography at a young age from his father.  The images have the feel of period illustrations for stories appearing in magazines and the paper also appears to be of the type used in popular magazines of the period.  Hakutei edited and participated in a number of literary and art magazines, and it is possible the three prints originated in one of those magazines. (See illustration below.) 

石井柏亭絵『トバエ』第1号 1916
Picture by Ishii Hakutei, "Tobae" Issue 1, 1916
source: http://www.sankibunko.com/14120814

Each of the three prints has a hand notation on the verso, as shown below, with the artist's name and a descriptive title.  This print is the only one of the three where the title, in this case 展覧会 (exhibition), can be deciphered.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1601
 Title Exhibition (untitled)
notation by unknown hand on verso with name of artist 石井柏亭 on left and descriptive print title on right reading 展覧会 (tenrankai).
 Magazine unknown
 Ishii Hakutei (1882-1958)
 no seal
 Date c. 1910-1920
 Edition n/a
 Publisher unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - small tear on right edge repaired verso; minor paper imperfections
 H x W Paper 8 9/16 x 6 3/8 in. (21.7 x 16.2 cm)
 H x W Image 8 9/16 x 6 3/8 in. (21.7 x 16.2 cm) 
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