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Paper Hat, Mask, Collar, Military Decorations


Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Paper Hat, Mask, Collar, Military Decorations

by Kawakami Sumio, 1933

IHL Cat. #257

About This Print

Like most of Kawakami's prints, this still life of a paper hat, a mask, carnations, a starched color and two military medals is untitled.  Whether this work is just an artistic exercise or poking fun at something or someone is unknown.  The print is embossed and hand colored by the artist in the unique style that he started using in the 1930s.  Another version of this print seen below, has the artist's seal in the lower right of the image, which is not present on this print.  The date 1933 (Showa 8) is taken from the Yamada-Shoten website.  No date appears on the print.

image source: Yamada-Shoten

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #257
 Title Paper Hat, Mask, Collar, Military Decorations
 Series n/a
 Sumio Kawakami 川上澄生 (1895-1972)
 not signed
 Seal none
 Publication Date 1933
 Edition unknown
 Publisher  self-published
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - minor toning
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous extensive embossing 空摺 throughout design and silver metallic highlights on medals.
 H x W Paper 11 x 7 3/4 in. (28 x 19.7 cm)
 H x W Image n/a
 Collections This Print Yokohama Museum of Art 83-PRJ-003
 Reference Literature
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