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Lamps and Pot

Thistle from the book Nihon no Hana

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Lamps and Pot 洋燈とつぼ

by Kawakami Sumio, 1955

Kawakami Sumio (1895-1972)

IHL Cat. #1523

About This Print

A collector of old foreign language books, Kawakami loved depicting the objects he found in them.  This 1955 print uses two of the artist's favorite objects -  lamps and a jar.  In addition to numerous prints depicting these objects, Kawakami devoted an entire book to the lamp (ranpu ランプ), as can be seen below.  

Lamp by Kawakami Sumio (ランプ 川上澄生)

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #959
 Title untitled on print, but is titled by dealers as 洋燈とつぼ or Lamps and Pot
 Series n/a
 Sumio Kawakami 川上澄生 (1895-1972)
 not signed
Sumi seal
 Publication Date not dated, but dated by dealers as 1955
 Edition unknown
 Publisher self-published
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - slight wrinkling
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 10 11/16 x 9 9/16 in. (27.1 x 24.3 cm)
 H x W Image 8 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (21 x 19.7 cm)
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