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Timepiece and Lamp [with mug]

Thistle from the book Nihon no Hana

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Timepiece and Lamp [with mug]

by Kawakami Sumio, 1971

Kawakami Sumio (1895-1972)

IHL Cat. #2066

About This Print

One of three prints (see IHL Cat. #1299) commissioned from the artist by Hotta Watchmakers (Hotta Corporation) to commemorate the 95th anniversary of their watch shop.  The print was published in collaboration with the Kokugakai [National Picture Association].  This print, carved and printed by Kawakami, was printed on paper made by Ichibei Iwano VIII, a Living National Treasure (Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Properties) of Japan.

Ryohei Hotta (1913-1989), ex-president of the corporation, was a collector of timepiece ephemera who donated his collection, the "Hotta Collection" to the National Diet Library  in 1987.  Included in the collection is a privately printed 1971 catalog of colored woodblock prints on watches and calendars titled Tokei to koyomi no nishikie mokuroku.1
1 website of the National Diet Library http://www.ndl.go.jp/en/service/tokyo/books_section/data.html

Print Details
 IHL Catalog #2066
 Title or Description Timepiece and Lamp [時計とラシプ Tokei to ranpu]
 Series n/a
 Sumio Kawakami 川上澄生 (1895-1972)
 not signed
 Seal of Artist
Sumi seal
 Publication Date
stamp appearing verso
七一  堀田
1971 Hotta
 Publisher Hotta Watchmakers 堀田時計店
 Carver self-carved
 Printer self-printed
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 9 1/2 x 10 3/4 in in. (24.1 x 27.3 cm) 
 H x W Image 8 3/8 x 9 7/16 in. (21.3 x 24 cm)
 Collections This Print
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last revision:
6/2/2021 created