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Mabuchi Tōru (1920-1994)

 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Lily ゆり

by Mabuchi Tōru, 1969

Boar from Takeuchi Seihō's Album of the Twelve Calendrical Animals

IHL Cat. #2217

About This Print

A still-life of a single lily in three phases of budding, set in front of what appears to be a black vase with a sake cup or bowl on the left. 

This print carries the notation 家蔵, in the artist's hand, indicating the print was part of his collection, possibly a proof print never put into production.

Print Details
 IHL Catalog #2217
 Title Lily ゆり
 Mabuchi Tōru (1920-1994)
 not signed
 Seal of the artist no seal
 Date 1969
This print carries the notation 家蔵 (kazō) in the center of the bottom margin indicating the print is from the artist's home (a family possession).
 Publisher self-published
 Printer self-printed
 Carver self-carved using the artist's unique "mosaic" technique as briefly explained in the artist's biography.
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good -  toning throughout, most notably in the margins and verso; spots of foxing, most notably in the margins; two brown tape remnants verso top
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 18 3/8 x 24 3/8 in. (46.7 x 61.9 cm)
 H x W Image 16 1/8 x 22 1/16 in. (41 x 58.6 cm)
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11/24/2019 created